9781107070523-110707052X-Magic in Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Magic in Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

ISBN-13: 9781107070523
ISBN-10: 110707052X
Author: Copenhaver, Brian P.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 612 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107070523
ISBN-10: 110707052X
Author: Copenhaver, Brian P.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 612 pages

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Acknowledged authors Copenhaver, Brian P. wrote Magic in Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment comprising 612 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 110707052X and 9781107070523. Since then Magic in Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The story of the beliefs and practices called 'magic' starts in ancient Iran, Greece, and Rome, before entering its crucial Christian phase in the Middle Ages. Centering on the Renaissance and Marsilio Ficino - whose work on magic was the most influential account written in premodern times - this groundbreaking book treats magic as a classical tradition with foundations that were distinctly philosophical. Besides Ficino, the premodern story of magic also features Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, Aquinas, Agrippa, Pomponazzi, Porta, Bruno, Campanella, Descartes, Boyle, Leibniz, and Newton, to name only a few of the prominent thinkers discussed in this book. Because pictures play a key role in the story of magic, this book is richly illustrated.

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