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Hermeticism and the Renaissance : intellectual history and the occult in early modern Europe

Author: Ingrid Merkel; Allen G Debus; Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Publisher: Washington : Folger Shakespeare Library ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1988.
Series: Folger Institute symposia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Merkel; Allen G Debus; Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies.
ISBN: 0918016851 9780918016850
OCLC Number: 15109490
Notes: "Folger books."
Papers presented at a conference held in March 1982 at the Institute for Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies in the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Description: 438 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Background to the Renaissance: Hermetic and related texts in classical antiquity / John Scarborough --
Magic in Hellenistic hermeticism / William C. Grese --
Hermeticism and Judaism / Moshe Idel --
pt. 2. Magic, philosophy, and science: Hermes Trismegistus, Proclus, and the question of a philosophy of magic in the Renaissance / Brian Copenhaver --
The cessation of miracles / D.P. Walker --
Scholastic and humanist views of hermeticism and witchcraft / Paola Zambelli --
Good witches, wise men, astrologers, and scientists: William Perkins and the limits of the European witch-hunts / Leland L. Estes --
Bruno's "French connection": a historiographical debate / Edward A. Gosselin --
Newton's Commentary on the Emerald tablet of Hermes Trismegistus: its scientific and theological significance / B.J.T. Dobbs --
Mysticism and millenarianism: "immortal Dr. Cheyne" / G.S. Rousseau --
Alchemy in an age of reason: the chemical philosophers in early eighteenth-century France / Allen G. Debus --
Magic, science, and institutionalization in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Karin Johannisson --
pt. 3. Literature and art: On the function of analogy in the occult / Brian Vickers --
Literary hermeticism: some test cases / Wayne Shumaker --
Aurora; or, The rising sun of allegory: hermetic imagery in the work of Jakob Böhme / Ingrid Merkel --
Rosicrucian linguistics: twilight of a Renaissance tradition / Hugh Ormsby-Lennon --
Renaissance hieroglyphic studies and Gentile Bellini's Saint Mark preaching in Alexandria / Charles Dempsey --
Freemasonic imagery in a Venetian fresco cycle of 1716 / Douglas Lewis --
The Utopian exit of the hermetic temple; or, A curious transition in the tradition of the cosmic sanctuary / Robert Jan van Pelt --
The children of Hermes and the science of man / Antoine Faivre.
Series Title: Folger Institute symposia.
Responsibility: edited by Ingrid Merkel and Allen G. Debus.

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