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By Brian P. Copenhaver

the tale of the ideals and practices known as 'magic' begins in historical Iran, Greece, and Rome, sooner than coming into its an important Christian section within the heart a while. Centering at the Renaissance and Marsilio Ficino - whose paintings on magic was once the main influential account written in premodern occasions - this groundbreaking ebook treats magic as a classical culture with foundations that have been noticeably philosophical. along with Ficino, the premodern tale of magic additionally gains Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, Aquinas, Agrippa, Pomponazzi, Porta, Bruno, Campanella, Descartes, Boyle, Leibniz, and Newton, to call just a couple of of the well-known thinkers mentioned during this ebook. simply because photos play a key position within the tale of magic, this booklet is richly illustrated.

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