Frances Yates pioneer in the study of the occult and hidden traditions that have often been ignored in the histories of european thought, presents the compelling figure of Giordano Bruno and explores his links with the magical and mystical elements of the hermetic tradition.
Giordano Bruno is known as the Prophet of the New Age, and his vision of an infinite universe grounded in science is increasingly celebrated. One of the principal forces behind his rediscovery was the great British historian Frances Yates. In calling attention to Giordono Bruno, she paved the way for a revaluation of the esoteric influences at play during the onset of the modern era. Today, when traditional answers about the universe and our place within it are under increasing scrutiny, Giordono Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition proves itself a true classic for our time.