By Paola Zambelli

ISBN-10: 1409425142

ISBN-13: 9781409425144

Astrology and Magic from the Medieval Latin and Islamic global to Renaissance Europe brings jointly ten of Paola Zambelli's papers at the topic, 4 of that are released in English for the 1st time. The papers partly I of this quantity care for theories: the tips of astrology and magic held by way of Renaissance thinkers; astrologers' principles on common historical past and its cycles; i.e. catastrophes and rebirths, theories; and myths in regards to the spontaneous new release of guy himself. half II specializes in the function of astrologers in Renaissance society. As political counsellors, courtiers, and teachers, their principles have been subtle and preferred in either well known and excessive tradition. half III seems to be on the nice Conjunction of 1524 and at the lengthy and prolonged debate surrounding it, which might now not were attainable sooner than Gutenberg, due to the fact that astrologers revealed numberless booklets (full of spiritual and political innuendo) predicting the disaster - flood, in addition to earthquake or hearth - foreseen for February 1524 (which, within the occasion, proved to be a month of remarkable gentle weather). half IV reprints a few review-articles of 20th century students whose writing has contributed to our figuring out of the old difficulties referring to magic and different hooked up debates.

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Fia. Universita di Firenze 1 (1979), p. by the contrast between two translations and perhaps suggested to Pomponazzl by h1s literary advisors:>> ... credo quod non tan tum Iatini habent textus depravatos, sed etiam graeci. « 31 F. Van Steenberghen, Aristotle in the West. The Origins of LAtin Aristotelianism (trans!. Jo~nston, Louvain 1955), p. ': The new di c1ples of the Stagirite are exegetes rather than philo ophers, they are trymg to penetrate the sense of the difficult texts which have come into their hands.

P. 357: » . in vanum porn daemones tanquam tentatores. Quoniam quanquam fortassis ratione naturah daemones esse proban non posslt, ut dixlmus in nostro opusculo De Incantationibus, tamen quomam Ecclesia tenet, adrruttendi sunt, eorumque tentatlo a Deo adrnittitur ad nostram maiorem VJctonam ... • On thi passage and another on demons »cruciantes post mortem illos qui eos esse non crediderunt .. , p. 90), cf. Innocenti, »11 >De mcantationibus

Cf. B. Nardi, Studi su Pietro Pomponazzi (Florence 1965), p. 195: for a conversation between de Vio and Pomponazzi on the interpretation of passages from Aristotle; p. 79: for the indirect reference to de Vio which Pomponazzi makes to his students in 1514-1515 (»excellentissimus doctor, ... vir doctisstmus«, who »contradtcit docton suo Thomae«). On de Vio cf. J. Wicks, »Between Renaissance and Reformaoon: the Case of CaJetan«, in: Archiv for Reformationsgeschichte 68 (1977), p. 3-91; B. Pin chard and S.

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