Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton
Magus - Anthony Grafton

Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa – Anthony Grafton

The magus was a figure who stood at the heart of High Renaissance culture. A strange and beguiling figure who was a mix of scientist, bibliophile, engineer and fabulist. The magus ushered in what we think of as modern physics and chemistry while also working on everything from secret codes to magic tricks.

Anthony Grafton’s book explores the careers of these men – some of whom were startling geniuses and others who were frauds. The role of the magus was often one that was a significant figure, linked to monarchs, soldiers and artists and closely involved with the constant innovation of the Renaissance.

The book does the job of helping us to understand why religion, magic and science were once so intertwined and why it was often so difficult to tell them apart.

Hardback. 290 pages.

Measurements:

16cm x 24cm x 2.7cm

£30.00

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Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa – Anthony Grafton

The magus was a figure who stood at the heart of High Renaissance culture. A strange and beguiling figure who was a mix of scientist, bibliophile, engineer and fabulist. The magus ushered in what we think of as modern physics and chemistry while also working on everything from secret codes to magic tricks.

Anthony Grafton’s book explores the careers of these men – some of whom were startling geniuses and others who were frauds. The role of the magus was often one that was a significant figure, linked to monarchs, soldiers and artists and closely involved with the constant innovation of the Renaissance.

The book does the job of helping us to understand why religion, magic and science were once so intertwined and why it was often so difficult to tell them apart.

Hardback. 290 pages.

Measurements:

16cm x 24cm x 2.7cm