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By D. P. Walker

First released via the Warburg Institute in 1958, this publication is taken into account a landmark in Renaissance reports. while so much students had tended to view magic as a marginal topic, Walker confirmed that magic used to be essentially the most regular creations of the past due 15th and 16th centuries. Walker takes readers throughout the magical issues of a few of the best thinkers of the Renaissance, from Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples to Jean Bodin, Francis Bacon, and Tommaso Campanella. finally he demonstrates that magic used to be interconnected with faith, song, and medication, all of which have been significant to the Renaissance idea of spiritus. extraordinary for its readability of writing, this booklet continues to be thought of crucial interpreting for college students trying to comprehend the assumptions, ideals, and convictions that expert the contemplating the Renaissance. This version contains a new creation via Brian Copenhaver, certainly one of our top specialists at the position of magic in highbrow historical past.

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