Massimo Colella

«External Light (Mithras) and Internal One (Giordano Bruno)». The Brunian Journey of Aby Warburg

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Keywords: Aby Warburg, Giordano Bruno, Mithraism, Sacrifice, Light.

The aim of this paper is to reconstruct Aby Warburg’s research on Giordano Bruno and Mithraic mysteries during his last journey to Italy with his young assistant Gertrud Bing. The article, supported by the notebook Giordano Bruno, the Tagebuch, the correspondence with Cassirer, and other documents, analyses Warburg’s thinking about similarities and differences between Mithraism and nova filosofia, with particular reference to the themes of sacrifice and light.

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