Category Archives: Venice

Historical fact of the day

It’s well known that the customary way to execute Christian heretics, during the Middle Ages and early modern period, was by burning at the stake – often as a public spectacle.  But in Venice, I’ve recently learned, they did things … Continue reading

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Guillaume Postel, at first blush

I wrote about John Webster (1611-82) in my previous post.  Peter Elmer’s article about John Webster’s library mentions the fact that he possessed a book written by the French eirenicist, Guillaume Postel (1510-81), entitled Absconditorum a constitutione mundi clavis.  An … Continue reading

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