- Personal Author:
- Eco, Umberto.
- The name of the rose / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
- Publication info:
- San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1983.
- Physical description:
- 502 p. ; 25 cm.
- General Note:
- Translation of: Il nome della rosa.
- Summary:An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery is not only a gripping story, but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic.
- In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. His mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation. Brother William turns detective, following a conspiracy bringing him face-to-face with the abbey’s secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William discovers what is at stake is larger than any mere political dispute–that his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas.
- Subject terms: Monasteries–14th Century.
- Subject terms: Medieval Monastic Life.