The Name of the Rose is the most famous work of Italian writer, essayist, linguist, and philosopher Umberto Eco (1932-2016) and it was published in 1980. Eco was a great scholar and author of different kind of works; he received several honours - among those, the cavaliere di gran croce ordine al merito della repubblica italiana in 1996 and honoris...

The television adaption of Umberto Eco’s best selling novel, The Name of the Rose, comes to the small screen today. The series debuts 30 years after Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film. The pilot episode is set in 1327, and begins with a blood medieval battle. Adso da Melk, played by Damian Hardung, appears as the apprentice of the Franciscan friar-cum-dete...