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Natural Magic

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter returns to the question left suspended at the end of Chapter 12: How did witchcraft theorists deal with the fourth and final possibility allowed for by their explanatory grid, and the ... More


Demonic Magic

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Natural magic: demonic magic. The two branches of magia had parallel intellectual histories — they were jointly allowed for in the scholastic scheme of knowledge, rose together to a position of ... More


How to Bind a Man or Woman: Impotence in the Magical Texts

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the place of impotence in the magical texts translated from Arabic into Latin in the 12th and 13th centuries. On the one hand, these texts caused churchmen to worry more about ... More


Revenge of the Magicians

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter takes as its starting point various figures—from Giordano Bruno to Isaac Newton—who have been blamed for the rise of instrumental reason and the disenchantment of nature, and it ... More


A Fading Flame

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter describes occult philosophy's state of decline, which translated to fewer works on alchemy, less respect for astrology, and the virtual disappearance of ritual magic among the educated. ... More


Ink

Adrian Johns

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This article deals with ink and its many varieties, focusing on how they are produced from the medieval period until the beginning of industrialization. In particular, it presents examples of ... More


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