New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
The monumental story of Humanism's struggle, during the religious and philosophical ferment of Europe in the fifteenth century.
The principal character, Zeno, the bastard son of a priest, travels widely, seeking answers to questions of anatomy and other sciences that do not endear him to the authorities, especially the Church.
A magnificent overview of the fierce philosophical debates of the fifteenth century, as well as a plea for tolerance.
Hardcover with jacket.