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Planetary and Angel Magic in the Renaissance

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of Renaissance period planetary and angel magic on the history of Western esotericism. It evaluates the works of German magician and occultist Henry Cornelius ... More


Varieties of Astrological Credibility

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus's name became associated with an optimistic and safe view of prognosticatory practice, especially through the Prutenic Tables. As a resource of astrological forecast, the ... More


Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Glanmor Williams

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive history of the two decisive centuries which followed the defeat of Owain Glyndŵr in 1415. The fifteenth century was a time of resilience and recovery from the ... More


Mythologies of Empire and the Earliest English Diasporas

Glyn Parry

in Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318191
eISBN:
9781846317712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317712.002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the mythologies of the British Empire and some of the earliest known English Diasporas. It analyses the influence of the prophetic sense of the future on early ideas of empire ... More


“The Wonderful Elaboratory of the Animal Body”: The Royal Society's Repository at Work

Matthew C. Hunter

in Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Royal Society’s early museum at Gresham College in London where objects from the institution’s far-flung contacts were put on public display. Examining the ways in which ... More


Providence, the Renaissance Atlantic, and Law

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter introduces the late Renaissance preoccupation with the interplay between God's will and earthly power by focusing on three issues. Envisioning the law as pathways of rightful conduct ... More


Approaching Spenser's Medievalism

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the way in which The Faerie Queene itself remembers and relates to native literary and historical traditions — Arthurian history and faerie romance — mirroring English history. ... More


“Very Able, Very Sordid, Cynical, Wrong Headed and Whimsical”

Matthew C. Hunter

in Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the book by placing Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren and their experimental colleagues amidst a recent, interdisciplinary conversation that has stressed the direct, strongly ... More


A Theory of Translation

William L. Davis

in Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter Seven theorizes how Joseph Smith composed the Book of Mormon. Through a process of "revelatory translation," Smith spent several years crafting story outlines for the Book of Mormon, while ... More


Spiritualizations, or Rubedo

Theodore Ziolkowski

in The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter begins with a survey of the theoretical revivals of alchemy immediately before and after World War I by such scholars as Herbert Silberer, Edmund von Lippmann, “Fulcanelli,” and others. ... More


Dares Attacked: Early Modern Criticism and the Formation of an Ancient Canon

Frederic Clark

in The First Pagan Historian: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190492304
eISBN:
9780190492328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492304.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 begins in the early Italian Renaissance with the Florentine humanist Coluccio Salutati, one of the first scholars to suggest that Dares was perhaps not who he said he was. After considering ... More


Roger Barlow, Robert Thorne, & Hakluyt’s Project

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter examines how John Dee’s promotion of Robert Thorne’s writings and Richard Hakluyt’s inclusion and manipulation of these texts in his publications ensured that Thorne, like Sebastian ... More


Enochic Traditions

Gabriele Boccaccini

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The period between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries is a crucial yet neglected period in the reception history of Enochic traditions. The Enoch books were “lost” in the West; Enoch, ... More


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