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Thus, the library umbreto a total of fifty-six rooms. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Much attention has been paid to the mystery the book’s title refers to.

The action takes place at a Benedictine abbey during the controversy surrounding the Apostolic poverty between branches of Franciscans and Dominicans ; see renewed controversy on the question of poverty.

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Eco seems also to have been aware of Rudyard Kipling ‘s short story ” Trandafirulu Eye of Allah “, which touches on many of the same themes, like optics, manuscript illumination, music, medicine, priestly authority and the Church’s attitude to scientific discovery and independent thought, and which also includes a character named John of Burgos.

Meanwhile, Adso is seduced by a peasant girl, with whom he has his first sexual experience. The Abbot is distraught that William has not solved the crime, and that the Inquisition is undermining him, so he fires William.

There are also discussions of the philosophy of Aristotle and of a variety of millenarist heresies, especially those associated with the fraticelli. William and Adso discover Jorge waiting for them in the forbidden room.

Historical novelmystery. This article is about the Italian novel. A monk who wishes to read a book would send a request to the librarian, who, if he thought the request justified, would bring it to the scriptorium.

Malachi returns to the early sermon that day near death, and his final words concern scorpions. Part of the dialogue in the inquisition scene of the novel is lifted bodily from the historical Gui’s own Nimele for Inquisitors, the Practica Inquisitionis Heretice Pravitatisfor example the dialogue: In this case, the author integrates the historical Bernard Gui’s text into his own through the fictional character of Bernardo.


This is an example given by the historical Gui in his book to warn inquisitors against the slipperiness and manipulation of words by heretics.

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Hoskier London ; only the Hiersemann manuscript preserves “Roma”. Borges was blind during his later years and was also director of Argentina’s national library ; his short story ” The Library of Babel ” is an inspiration for the secret library in Eco’s book.

William and Adso penetrate the library once more, discovering that Venantius had a book stolen from him, which they pursue.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Hibernia in the West towerand those rooms contain books from that region.

Umberto Eco ‘s The Name of the Rose See further Pepin, Ronald E. For the purposes of the plot, Eco needed a quantity of pig blood, but at that time pigs were not usually slaughtered until a frost had arrived.

You’ve successfully reported this review. William of Ockham, who lived during the time at which the novel is trandafkrului, first put forward the principle known as Ockham’s Razoroften summarised as the dictum that one should always accept as most likely the simplest explanation that accounts for all the facts a method umbefto by William of Baskerville in the novel.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Due to this arrival, Gui umbetto the peasant girl Adso loved, as well as Salvatore, accusing them both of heresy. The book describes monastic life in the 14th century.

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For the film adaptation, see The Name of the Rose film. That night, William and Adso penetrate the library once more in search of the finis Africae. The first letter of the verse is the letter corresponding to that room.

InFranciscan friar William of Baskerville and Adso of Melka Benedictine novice travelling under his protection, arrive at a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to attend a theological disputation. The mystery revolves around the abbey library, situated in a fortified tower—the aedificium. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. See if you have enough points for this item. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It was translated into English by William Weaver in Berengar found the body sco disposed of it in pig’s blood, fearing exposure, before reading the book himself and dying.

Severinus then is found dead in his room, to which Jorge responds by leading a sermon about the coming of the Antichrist. Archived from the original on They chose The Name of the Rose. In addition, a number of other themes drawn from various of Borges’s works are used throughout The Name of the Rose: Retrieved from ” https: In spite of this, Eco speculates on the content and has the characters react to it.

Bompiani Italy Harcourt US. Retrieved November 14, We appreciate your feedback. There are another eight rooms on the outer walls, and sixteen rooms in the centre of the maze. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.