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'This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it.' – Hugh Trevor-Roper, The New Statesman
'Explodes the idea that the intellectual foundations of the Renaissance were exclusively logical and coherent, and lets back the mysterious into history' – BBC History Magazine--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This book is all about a belief which is now essentially dead, and yet had an impact on our art and science. It is very nicely written. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by R. Sinclair
In this book you get a thorough scholarly education on the impulse behind the Renaissance. But beware: It becomes clear that Frances Yates is in the process of judging and... Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by A. Cantrell
This is a classic and deservedly respected study; the scholarly precision is a healthy balance to the often-unguarded celebration of Renaissance magical material and, Bruno aside,... Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Seamus Wilson
incredible work. well prepared. lots of insight and background info. essential reading. Gives also a summery of books of influence written around the same time.Published on February 27, 2013 by GeraldVW
This text is essential for those interested in Hermetic writings. If you're a student of esotericism, you really need to understand the history of what you're dealing with. Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by Filler Joe