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As such, I found it fascinating and even compelling.
One of the unstated themes of the book is that modern man is really in worse shape than his Medieval ancestors who could see 'magic' for what it was.
This book argues that modern science is born after the Renaissance, and represents an entirely new manner of acquring and working with knowledge.
The gem in this book is the passage talking about the Renaissance's own rebel, Giordano Bruno, who was way too advance for his own time. He died at the stake. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Guillaume Wolf "Prof. G"
This is a difficult and scholarly work concerning the history of ideas, but terribly rewarding for the truly interested. Read morePublished 16 months ago by PassionSubmitionson87
I can hardly do justice to this brilliant history of the development of magic during the Renaissance. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Alessandra Kelley
According to Couliano, "the crowning wish of the historian of ideas is...to glimpse" a historical period's unique "hermeneutic filter. Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by Review Guy
This book argues that modern science is born after the Renaissance, and represents an entirely new manner of acquring and working with knowledge. Read morePublished on February 11, 2006 by Jeremy P. Bushnell
The late Iaon Couliano was an associate professor at the University of Groningen when he wrote this book, originally published in French and translated by Margaret Cook. Read morePublished on November 4, 1999
If you'll ever read this book you'll agree that the history of the mankind is really about it: changing the subject of the history, turninig a medieval, supersticious, paranormally... Read morePublished on August 19, 1999