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The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (Routledge Classics)

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The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Yates brings together strands of Francss history to make a compelling argument that the Scientific Revolution was not an isolated event that happened in opposition to the magical and alchemical thinking of the past but was rather a development from it, the result of early 17th century thinkers who used ideas of alchemy and the search for perfect knowledge to imagine a better world.

A phrase I caught just before having a nap today “The Rosicrucian Enlightenment included a vision of the necessity for the reform of society, paticularly of education, for a third reformation of religion, embracing all sides of man’s sic activity – and saw thi I read this just before bed for a lot of nights Sep 08, Meeg rated it it was amazing.


Dec 26, Ivo Spigel rated it rosicrucin was amazing. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section She wrote extensively on the occult or Neoplatonic philosophies of the Renaissance. Yates – – Philosophical Quarterly 17 Common terms and phrases A. Apr 25, Kreso rated it it was amazing.

Frances Yates – Wikipedia

Wolfson History Prize Hanegraaff argued that the reception of Yates’ work was coloured by the Zeitgeist. A really brilliant history enkightenment European mysticism. By shedding light on this era, Yates also attempts a much more ambitious project: Their seems to be an influence on Freemasonry but the links are obscure as with secret anonymous intellectual movements they don’t leave a direct paper trail for historians.

Inshe was employed by the Warburg Institute, and began to work on what she termed “Warburgian history”, emphasising a pan-European and inter-disciplinary approach to historiography.

Yates’ biographer Marjorie Jones asserted that Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition “galvanized Renaissance historiography” by illustrating how mysticism and magic had played a role in Renaissance culture and the scientific revolution. Yates’ scholarly productivity increased in the s and s, [62] when she also became a regular book reviewer for The New York Review of Books. Yates suggested that the itinerant Catholic priest Giordano Bruno was executed in for espousing the Hermetic tradition rather than his affirmation of cosmic acentricity.

Winners of the Wolfson History Prize. Yates’ journals only allude to one potential romantic attachment, to a man named Leonard, although there is no evidence that they had a relationship. It did enlighhtenment prove as successful as her books published in the s.

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The Best Books of It took me 20 years to finish this book! Frances Amelia Yates – Dee firmly believed that he had gained contact with good angels from whom he learned advancement in knowledge. He has stated it as an attractive paradox, the autonomous esotericism helping give birth to the scientific mentality that will be dismissive of its parent. How are these two short documents, about a legendary secret society, to then shape in some ways the intellectual, political, and cultural history of Europe?

Purity and Danger Professor Mary Douglas. Historian of religion Henrik Bogdan asserted that Yates’ work was “instrumental in changing the attitude of historians of science and philosophy toward esotericism.

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