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Baudolino is a novel by Umberto Eco about the adventures of a man named Baudolino in the known and mythical Christian world of the umbrrto century.

Baudolino was translated into English in by William Weaver. Ecp novel presented a number of particular difficulties in translation, not the least of which is that there are ten or so pages written in a made-up language that is a mixture of Latin, medieval Italian and other languages intended to reconstruct how a barely-literate Italian peasant boy of the 12th century would have tried to write in the vernacular.

In the year ofBaudolino of Alessandria enters Constantinopleunaware of the Fourth Crusade that has thrown the city into chaos. In the confusion, he meets Niketas Choniates and saves his life.

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Niketas descafgar amazed by his language genius, speaking many languages he has never heard, and on the question: Baudolino begins descargaar recount his life story to Niketas. His story begins inwhen Baudolino — a highly talented Italian peasant boy — is sold to and adopted by the emperor Frederick I. At court and on the battlefield, he is educated in reading and writing Latin and learns about the power struggles and battles of northern Italy at the time.

He is sent to Paris to become a scholar. From this event onward, Baudolino dreams of reaching this fabled land.


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The earlier parts of the story follow the general historical and geographical outlines of 12th-century Europe, with special emphasis on the Emperor Frederick’s futile efforts to subdue the increasingly independent and assertive city states of Northern Italy.

Baudolino, being both buadolino beloved adopted son to the Emperor and a loyal native of the newly founded descatgar highly rebellious town of Alessandriaplays a key role in effecting reconciliation between the Emperor and the Alessandria townspeople, who are led by Baudolino’s biological father; a way is found for the Emperor to recognize Alessandria’s independence without losing face.

It is no accident that Alessandria is Umberto Eco’s own hometown. The incident of the death of Emperor Frederick, while on the Third Crusadeis a key element of the plot. This part involves an element of secret history — the book asserts that Emperor Frederick had not drowned in a river, as history records, but died mysteriously at night while hosted at the castle of a sinister Armenian noble.

This part also constitutes a historical detective mystery — specifically, a historical locked room mystery — with various suspects suggested, each of whom had a clever means of killing the Emperor, and with Baudolino acting as the detective. After the Emperor’s death, Baudolino and his friends set off on a long journey, encompassing 15 years, to find the Kingdom of Prester John.

From the moment when they depart eastwards, the book becomes pure fantasy — the lands which the band travels bearing no resemblance to the continent of Asia at that or any other historical time, being rather derived from the various myths which Europeans had about Asia — including the aforementioned Christian myth of the Kingdom of Prester John, as well as the Jewish myth of the Ten Lost Tribes and the River Sambationand some earlier accounts provided by Herodotos.


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Baudolino meets eunuchsunicornsBlemmyesskiapods and pygmies. At one point, he falls in love with a female satyr -like creature who recounts to him the full Gnostic creation myth; Gnosticism is a pervasive presence in another of Eco’s novels, Foucault’s Pendulum. Philosophical debates are mixed with comedy, epic adventure and creatures drawn from the strangest medieval bestiaries.

After many disastrous adventures, the destruction of Prester John’s Kingdom by the White Huns followed by a long stint of slavery at the hands of the Old Man of the MountainBaudolino and surviving members of his band of friends return to Constantinople undergoing ec agony of the Fourth Crusade — ec book’s starting point.

The wise and rather cynical Niketas Choniates helps Baudolino to at last discover the truth about desxargar the Emperor Frederick died — with shattering results for Baudolino and his friends. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For Baudolino, patron saint of Alessandria, see Saint Baudolino. Quaderni di studi semiotici The Name of the Rose film.

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