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Yates’ biographer Marjorie Jones asserted that Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition “galvanized Renaissance historiography” by illustrating how mysticism eosicrucian magic had played a role in Renaissance culture and the scientific revolution.

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I read this just before bed for a lot of nights An historical journey into the occult roots of modern science and technology. Bodies That Matter Judith Butler. Throughout this period, Yates’ education was haphazard. Common terms and phrases Enligtenment. In the years leading up to the Thirty years war as Catholic and Protestant princes vied for control of the Holy Roman Empire in the heart of Europe the age was extremely polarizing and ideological. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups?

It was published by Cambridge University Press in Further he argues that essentialist rather than nominalist use of the very term “esotericism” has vitiated succeeding work.

The intellectual progress of the west when reading a general overview looks like a straight line however when looked at more closely it looks like a zigzag and often goes off on weird tangents and strange interludes. An amazing study that puts the Rosicrucian cosmic joke in a historical perspective and follows the joke’s impact.


Frances Yates

There is a vast literature on Rosicrucianism which assumes the existence of a secret society, founded by Christian Rosencreutz, and having a continuous existence up to modern times. Feb 15, A. An extra rosicducian, that the magus had a point of view that could be recovered, was fashionably added.

Her thesis was titled “Contribution to the Study of the French Social Drama in the Sixteenth Century”, and in it she argued that the plays of this period could be seen as propaganda aimed at the illiterate population. Review quote ‘Zestful, stylish, full of suggestive ways forward, Yates’s bold reassessment of Rosicrucianism is provoking, exhilarating and indispensable. Historian Frances Yates puts forth, through impeccable scholarship, evidence that ties together just such a fascinating story.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment : Frances Yates :

Published November 11th by Routledge first published Includes some really great copies of Rosicrucian engravings and art. 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.

Walker – – History of Science Frances Amelia Yates – – Routledge. In an academic capacity, she taught at the Warburg Institute of the University of London for many years, and also wrote a number of seminal books on the subject of esoteric history.

Dee firmly believed that he had gained contact with good angels from whom he learned advancement in knowledge. The Best Books of Can two anonymously authored manifestoes published in Bohemia at the start of the seventeenth century yztes their origins to the esoteric magic, alchemy, and cabala of the Elizabethan adviser and tutor John Dee?


Jones described the historian as a “deeply emotional, even enligtenment woman, who was “depressive, moody, [and] frequently unhappy”, [] as well as being fiercely determined and hard working.

By shedding light on this era, Yates also attempts a much more ambitious project: Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition. Return to Book Page. The London Gazette 1st supplement.

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (Routledge Classics)

With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition Yates highlighted the hermeticism within Renaissance culture, and spoke of the interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that survived the Middle Ages.

Her works drew attention to the role played by magic in early modern science and philosophy, before scholars such as Keith Thomas brought this topic into the historiographical mainstream.

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Aug 04, Joe rated it it was amazing. Trivia About The Rosicrucian E Brent rated it really liked it Oct 23, One-Dimensional Man Herbert Marcuse. In a way, the Rosicrucian manifestos can be seen as one of the last vestiges of the magico-mathematical explorations of the Renaissance before the Enlightenment plowed all that nonsense over. The “Yates paradigm”, in his view, dominated in the s but fell by the wayside in the s for scholars.