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It took me 20 years to finish this book! A really brilliant history of European mysticism. There is a vast literature on Rosicrucianism which assumes the existence of a secret society, founded by Christian Rosencreutz, and having a continuous existence up to francez times.

Historian Frances Yates puts for Can two anonymously authored manifestoes published in Bohemia at the start of the seventeenth century trace their origins to the esoteric magic, alchemy, and cabala of the Elizabethan adviser and tutor John Dee? I saw this book mentioned in a Brooklyn Rail article on “Green Hermeticism” and decided to pick it up.

Bing was a close friend of Yates, and they often went on holidays together. This one’s for the history nerds.

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Nov 14, Aatif Rashid rated it it was amazing. Admittedly, I picked up this book because of my general interest in Western occultism, thinking it might bring light to some of the weirder parts of the Rosicrucian manifestos. I am not much good at painting, I am no good at all at music, so there is only writing left. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Shakespeare’s Last Plays a New Approach. In terms of balance, depth, and re Yates’s reputation as the leading scholar of intellectual movements of the Renaissance period is well deserved.


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Livius rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Highly enjoyable writing that sheds actual historical light on a topic that is mired in new-age dreck. Ross – – Studia Leibnitiana 5 2: Published November 11th by Routledge first published It seems to me now the Golden Age, in which the security and stability of the Victorian era were still intact and seemed the natural state of affairs, which would continue for ever though in a less severe and easier form.

But I am a Utopian. It is now said that Yates founded a paradigmor gave out a grand narrative. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In her diary, she wrote that she now “saw Hermeticism as the clue to Bruno and the whole view of Renaissance magic in relation to him.

Other books in this series. The Rosicrucian EnlightenmentVolume 4. In an academic capacity, she taught at the Warburg Institute of the University of London for many years, and also wrote a number of seminal books on the subject of esoteric history.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (Routledge Classics)

Definitely an interesting read about an obscure and misunderstood “movement”. A survey of some early modern thinkers, including pointing out how closely interconnected the study of magic and angels and science were.

Margaret Jacob and Edward Gosselin, Eloge: Brent rossicrucian it really rosicrucjan it Oct 23, In this book, she emphasised the role of Hermeticism in Bruno’s works, and the role that magic and mysticism played in Renaissance thinking. Her works drew attention to the role played by magic in early modern science and philosophy, before scholars such as Keith Thomas brought this topic into the historiographical mainstream. Inthe First World War broke out; her brother joined the British Army, and was killed in battle in This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Spatial Formations Nigel Thrift No preview available – With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition Yates highlighted the hermeticism within Renaissance culture, and spoke of the interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that survived the Middle Ages.


Madness and Civilization Michel Foucault. Paolo Rossi identified two key points in it: Yates’ journals only allude to one potential romantic attachment, to a man named Leonard, although there is no evidence that they had a relationship.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In she published Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition yayes, an examination of Bruno, which came to be seen as her most significant publication. Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition. An amazing study that puts the Rosicrucian cosmic joke in a historical perspective and follows the joke’s impact. Protestant] revolution of franecs, and all the miserable complications which ensued, deprived me of part of my natural and native inheritance as an English Catholic.

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