Item #69419 The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy; 'Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic' series. Liana SAIF.

The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy; 'Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic' series

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. vi + 277pp. Illustrated papered boards, lettered in white on spine, b&w illustration, bibliography, index. A volume from the 'Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic' series that was awarded the "Katharine Briggs Folklore Award" in 2016 by the Folklore Society. From the publisher: "Investigating the impact of Arabic medieval astrological and magical theories on early modern occult philosophy, this book argues that they provided a naturalistic explanation of astral influences and magical efficacy based on Aristotelian notions of causality." Comprises chapters: Introduction; Arabic Theories of Astral Influences: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi; Arabic Theories of Astral Magic: The De radiis and the Picatrix; Textual and Intellectual Reception of Arabic Astral Theories in the Twelfth Century; Magic in the Thirteenth Century: Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon; Early Modern Astral Magic: Marsilio Ficino; The True Magic and Astrology of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; The Magic and Astrology of John Dee; Celestial Souls and Cosmic Daemons and Conclusion." Light bump to lower corner - else a bright clean copy in near Fine (no dust jacket issued). Item #69419
ISBN: 9781137399465

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