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Publisher Comments:

Placing Bruno—both advanced philosopher and magician burned at the stake—in the Hermetic tradition, Yates's acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but of its interplay—and conflict—with magic and occult practices.

"Among those who have explored the intellectual world of the sixteenth century no one in England can rival Miss Yates. Wherever she looks, she illuminates. Now she has looked on Bruno. This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it. Historians of ideas, of religion, and of science will study it. Some of them, after reading it, will have to think again. . . . For Miss Yates has put Bruno, for the first time, in his tradition, and has shown what that tradition was."—Hugh Trevor-Roper, New Statesman

"A decisive contribution to the understanding of Giordano Bruno, this book will probably remove a great number of misrepresentations that still plague the tormented figure of the Nolan prophet."—Giorgio de Santillana, American Historical Review

"Yates's book is an important addition to our knowledge of Giordano Bruno. But it is even more important, I think, as a step toward understanding the unity of the sixteenth century."—J. Bronowski, New York Review of Books

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Synopsis:

Reprint of the book originally published by U. of Chicago Press in 1964 and endorsed by BCL3 . Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

About the Author

Dame Frances Amelia Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London. She was a scholar of hermetic and occult philosophy in the Renaissance. Her book The Art of Memory, published by the University of Chicago Press, has been named one of the most significant non-fiction books of the 20th century. Among her other books is Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the Press.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

I. Hermes Trismegistus

II. Ficino's Pimander and the Asclepius

III. Hermes Trismegistus and Magic

IV. Ficino's Natural Magic

V. Pico della Mirandola and Cabalist Magic

VI. Pseudo-Dionysius and the Theology of a Christian Magus

VII. Cornelius Agrippa's Survey of Renaissance Magic

VIII. Renaissance Magic and Science

IX. Against Magic: (1)Theological Objections; (2) The Humanist Tradition

X. Religious Hermetism in the Sixteenth Century

XI. Giordano Bruno: First Visit to Paris

XII. Giordano Bruno in England: The Hermetic Reform

XIII. Giordano Bruno in England: The Hermetic Philosophy

XIV. Giordano Bruno and the Cabala

XV. Giordano Bruno: Heroic Enthusiast and Elizabethan

XVI. Giordano Bruno: Second Visit to Paris

XVII. Giordano Bruno in Germany

XVIII. Giordano Bruno: Last Published Work

XIX. Giordano Bruno: Return to Italy

XX. Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella

XXI. After Hermes Trismegistus was Dated

XXII. Hermes Trismegistus and the Fludd Controversies

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226950075
Author:
Yates, Frances Amelia
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Yates, Frances A.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Hermetism
Subject:
Bruno, giordano, 1548-1600
Subject:
Bruno, Giordano
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Ocultismmo
Subject:
Hermetismo
Subject:
Hermetism -- History.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
101-110
Publication Date:
19910231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones, frontispiece
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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