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Spirits unseen [electronic resource] : the representation of subtle bodies in early modern European culture / edited by Christine Gottler and Wolfgang Neuber.

Contributor(s): G�ottler, Christine | Neuber, Wolfgang.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Intersections (Boston, Mass.): v. 9.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 365 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047423591 (electronic bk.); 9047423593 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Spirits -- History | Europe -- Civilization | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spiritualism | Geesten | Verbeelding | Europa (geografie) | Erscheinungen | Geist | Geisterglaube | Gespenst | Spuk | Unsichtbarkeit | VisionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Spirits unseen.DDC classification: 133.909 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Vapours and veils : the edge of the unseen / Christine Gottler -- Poltergeist the prequel : aspects of other worldly disturbances in early modern times / Wolfgang Neuber -- Fire, smoke and vapour, Jan Brueghel's "poetic hell' : ghespoock in early modern European art / Christine Gottler -- Moveable feasts of reason : description, intelligence, and the excitation of sight / Bret Rothstein -- Images in the air : optical games, magic, and imagination / Sven Dupre -- Material gazes and flying images in Marsilio Ficino and Michelangelo / Berthold Hub -- Spirits of love: Castiglione and Neo-Platonic discourses of vision / Wietse de Boer -- Painting's enchanting poison : artistic eficacy and the transfer of spirits / Thijs Weststeijn -- "Singe the enchantment for sleepe" : music and bewitched sleep in early modern English drama / Sarah F. Williams -- Bilder des Unsichtbaren : Robert Fludd's Konzeption des Weltgeistes / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann -- Sympathy in Eden : on paradise with the fall of man by Rubens and Brueghel / Paul J. Smith -- Dizzying visions : St. Teresa of Jesus and the embodied visual image / Rose Marie San Juan -- Spirit as intermediary in post-Cartesian natural philosophy / Justin E.H. Smith -- The motions of laughter : allegory and physiology in Walter Charleton's Natural history of the passions (1674) / Dawn Morgan -- Ghosts in the machine : the apparition of Mrs. Veal, Rowe's friendship in death, and the early eighteenth-century invisible world / Jennifer Frangos -- Die Geburt des Kunstwerks durch den Geist der Proportion : Franz Xavier Messerschmidt und seine Charakterkopfe / Axel Christoph Gampp.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Vapours and veils : the edge of the unseen / Christine Gottler -- Poltergeist the prequel : aspects of other worldly disturbances in early modern times / Wolfgang Neuber -- Fire, smoke and vapour, Jan Brueghel's "poetic hell' : ghespoock in early modern European art / Christine Gottler -- Moveable feasts of reason : description, intelligence, and the excitation of sight / Bret Rothstein -- Images in the air : optical games, magic, and imagination / Sven Dupre -- Material gazes and flying images in Marsilio Ficino and Michelangelo / Berthold Hub -- Spirits of love: Castiglione and Neo-Platonic discourses of vision / Wietse de Boer -- Painting's enchanting poison : artistic eficacy and the transfer of spirits / Thijs Weststeijn -- "Singe the enchantment for sleepe" : music and bewitched sleep in early modern English drama / Sarah F. Williams -- Bilder des Unsichtbaren : Robert Fludd's Konzeption des Weltgeistes / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann -- Sympathy in Eden : on paradise with the fall of man by Rubens and Brueghel / Paul J. Smith -- Dizzying visions : St. Teresa of Jesus and the embodied visual image / Rose Marie San Juan -- Spirit as intermediary in post-Cartesian natural philosophy / Justin E.H. Smith -- The motions of laughter : allegory and physiology in Walter Charleton's Natural history of the passions (1674) / Dawn Morgan -- Ghosts in the machine : the apparition of Mrs. Veal, Rowe's friendship in death, and the early eighteenth-century invisible world / Jennifer Frangos -- Die Geburt des Kunstwerks durch den Geist der Proportion : Franz Xavier Messerschmidt und seine Charakterkopfe / Axel Christoph Gampp.

Chiefly in English, with two essays in German.

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