Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Traditionby Frances A. Yates, Giordano Bruno
Emphasizing the primary importance of Hermetism in Renaissance thought, Yates demonstrates that Bruno was at once a rational philospher and a magician - burned at the stake - with an unorthodox religious message. Her acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but of its interplay - and conflict - with magic and occult practices.
Meet the Author
Dame Frances Amelia Yates (1899-1981) was Reader in the History of the Renaissance at the University of London. She was a scholar of hermetic and occult philosophy in the Renaissance. Her book The Art of Memory, published by the University of Chicago Press, has been named one of the most significant non-fiction books of the 20th century. Among her other books is Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, also published by the Press.
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