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The First Day starts on page 19.



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Is laughter the best medicine or the best poison?

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Is laughter the best medicine or the best poison?

I wish Penelope would take her divining rods, hold them over the computer, and locate the bug that's bitting BookTalk :)


what bug is that? I tried to get on the other day, but couldn't!


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what bug is that? I tried to get on the other day, but couldn't!

Thanks for volunteering, Farmgirl. The Bug occasionally crashes BookTalk and causes the loss of most recent posts. Then BookTalk is shut down temporarily for repairs.

I have now read Day One and am attempting to make sense of it. It's such an alien world. I did not realize how the Reformation actually began in Italy, was brutally suppressed, and then moved northward. I have been researching the history of this tragic era (famine, plague, war, persecutions), the history of William's eyeglasses, Roger Bacon, Occam, nominalism, realism . . . .

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Location of the Abbey: "Conjecture allows us to designate a vague area between Pomposa and Conques. . .between Piedmont, Liguria, and France" (pp.3-4). But on p.289 Adso says the Abbey is no more than 10 miles from the sea. Therefore, the Abbey, perhaps an Abbey-like rock formation, should be in Liguria in rough territory and 10 miles inland. The reference to Conques (in France) and Pomposa mean, I think, that the Abbey of the book is a mixture of these two abbeys.

Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery near Ferrara, Italy. It was one of the most important in northern Italy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomposa_Abbey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conques

The tympanum of the last Judgement
http://www.conques.com/visite5.htm



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Hi everyone, I have just returned back home from a funeral, so I didn't want you to think I have forgotten you. I am still working my way through day 1.... I have to say I am not having the easiest time! This book is going to be a challenge!


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I am still working my way through day 1.... I have to say I am not having the easiest time! This book is going to be a challenge!


Farmgirl, I have the book "The Key to the Name of the Rose." If you have any questions about Latin translation, persons, or religious movements, post a question and I will try to answer it.

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Thomas, you are a wealth of information. I picked up The Key to the Name of the Rose and have found it so helpful in understanding this book. I love Semiotics too, so it is interesting to read on its own. :)



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I picked up The Key to the Name of the Rose and have found it so helpful in understanding this book.


I was looking at "a history of art" book yesterday and realized that most of the historic persons and places in The Name of the Rose exist in drawings, statues, and photographs. It is unfortunate that this truly great book does not have a graphics website.



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I'm on Day 2 now. I think I may have read this book before, or maybe I saw the movie. I love the intricacies of the material...I think everyone should be aware of how we have gotten to where we are today as a society and in our religious/spiritual practices. In some ways I think we may have gone backwards. I especially enjoy the discussion of whether Jesus laughed (that might be in Day 2).



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What does everyone think of the book? is everyone finished with day 1 now?


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What does everyone think of the book? is everyone finished with day 1 now?


Yes, Farmgirl, I've now read the book, and have tried to look into background. I was unaware what a tragic time the 1300's were, with famine, violence, and the failure of institutions as exemplified by the burning of the Abbey.

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