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White magic, black magic in the European Renaissance [electronic resource] / by Paola Zambelli.

By: Zambelli, Paola.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions: v. 125.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 282 p.).ISBN: 9789047421382 (electronic bk.); 9047421388 (electronic bk.).Other title: From Ficino, Pico, Della Porta to Trithemius, Agrippa, Bruno [Subtitle on cover:].Subject(s): Magic | Renaissance | Magic -- Europe -- History | History, Medieval -- Europe | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Magick Studies | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Witchcraft & Wicca | Magie | Astrologie | Hekserij | Natuurwetten | Europa (geografie)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: White magic, black magic in the European Renaissance.DDC classification: 133.4/309409024 Other classification: 08.23 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : must we really re-appropriate magic? -- White magic, black magic. Continuity in the definition of natural magic from Pico to Della Porta : astrology and magic in Italy and north of the Alps ; Scholastic and humanist views of Hermetism : witchcraft, "natural magic", Trithemius' magic and Agrippa's critical turn of mind (Medieval Hermetic antecedents ; Ficino and Pico ; Hermetists in Germany) ; Magic, pseudepigraphy, prophecies and forgeries in Trithemius' manuscripts : from Cusanus to Bovelles? (To publish or not to publish? ; Trithemius' passion for magic ; Trithemius as a prophet or prognosticator ; Magical authorities and forgeries ; Blessings and exorcisms ; Trithemius and his German contemporaries ; Ancient and medieval occult sources ; Denunciations and self-defences ; Socratism and Cusanian ignorance or simplicity) ; Appendix I : Trithemius' bibliography for necromancers -- Agrippa as an author of prohibited books. Agrippa of Nettesheim as a critical Magus ; Magic and radical Reformation in Agrippa of Nettesheim ; Appendix II : recent studies on Agrippa -- Bruno as a reader of prohibited books. The initiates and the idiot : conjectures on some Brunian sources (Bruno as a reader of the necromancers' 'theoricae' ; Bruno and the Paracelsian revival ; Bruno as a reader of Lullian and pseudo-Lullian works) ; Hermetism and magic in Giordano Bruno : some interpretations from Tocco to Corsano, from Yates to Ciliberto (F.A. Yates, D.P. Walker and other scholars in the Warburg Institute ; Renaissance magic as seen by Yates and Walker ; Magic tricks of Professor Ciliberto) ; Appendix III : a Nolan before Bruno : Momus and Socratism in the Renaissance.
Summary: The ideas of philosophers (Ficino, Pico, Della Porta, Bruno) on magic interfered with popular alternative and witchcraft rites. This book focuses on "wandering scholastics" (Trithemius, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Bruno) and is suitable for those interested in Renaissance mentality.
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Introduction : must we really re-appropriate magic? -- White magic, black magic. Continuity in the definition of natural magic from Pico to Della Porta : astrology and magic in Italy and north of the Alps ; Scholastic and humanist views of Hermetism : witchcraft, "natural magic", Trithemius' magic and Agrippa's critical turn of mind (Medieval Hermetic antecedents ; Ficino and Pico ; Hermetists in Germany) ; Magic, pseudepigraphy, prophecies and forgeries in Trithemius' manuscripts : from Cusanus to Bovelles? (To publish or not to publish? ; Trithemius' passion for magic ; Trithemius as a prophet or prognosticator ; Magical authorities and forgeries ; Blessings and exorcisms ; Trithemius and his German contemporaries ; Ancient and medieval occult sources ; Denunciations and self-defences ; Socratism and Cusanian ignorance or simplicity) ; Appendix I : Trithemius' bibliography for necromancers -- Agrippa as an author of prohibited books. Agrippa of Nettesheim as a critical Magus ; Magic and radical Reformation in Agrippa of Nettesheim ; Appendix II : recent studies on Agrippa -- Bruno as a reader of prohibited books. The initiates and the idiot : conjectures on some Brunian sources (Bruno as a reader of the necromancers' 'theoricae' ; Bruno and the Paracelsian revival ; Bruno as a reader of Lullian and pseudo-Lullian works) ; Hermetism and magic in Giordano Bruno : some interpretations from Tocco to Corsano, from Yates to Ciliberto (F.A. Yates, D.P. Walker and other scholars in the Warburg Institute ; Renaissance magic as seen by Yates and Walker ; Magic tricks of Professor Ciliberto) ; Appendix III : a Nolan before Bruno : Momus and Socratism in the Renaissance.

The ideas of philosophers (Ficino, Pico, Della Porta, Bruno) on magic interfered with popular alternative and witchcraft rites. This book focuses on "wandering scholastics" (Trithemius, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Bruno) and is suitable for those interested in Renaissance mentality.

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