The Resource Solomon's secret arts : the occult in the Age of Enlightenment, Paul Kléber Monod

Solomon's secret arts : the occult in the Age of Enlightenment, Paul Kléber Monod

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Solomon's secret arts : the occult in the Age of Enlightenment
Title
Solomon's secret arts
Title remainder
the occult in the Age of Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kléber Monod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are known as the Age of Enlightenment, a time of science and reason. But in this illuminating book, Paul Monod reveals the surprising extent to which Newton, Boyle, Locke, and other giants of rational thought and empiricism also embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult. Although public acceptance of occult and magical practices waxed and waned during this period they survived underground, experiencing a considerable revival in the mid-eighteenth century with the rise of new antiestablishment religious denominations. The occult spilled over into politics with the radicalism of the French Revolution and into literature in early Romanticism. Even when official disapproval was at its strongest, the evidence points to a growing audience for occult publications as well as to subversive popular enthusiasm. Ultimately, finds Monod, the occult was not discarded in favor of "reason" but was incorporated into new forms of learning. In that sense, the occult is part of the modern world, not simply a relic of an unenlightened past, and is still with us today"--
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DLC
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Monod, Paul Kléber
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1611
LC item number
.M65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Science
  • Alchemy
  • Occultism
  • Enlightenment
Label
Solomon's secret arts : the occult in the Age of Enlightenment, Paul Kléber Monod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [350]-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what was the occult? -- Part 1. Aurora, 1650-1688 -- The Alchemical heyday -- The silver age of the astrologers -- The occult contested -- Part 2. Eclipse, 1688-1760 -- A fading flame -- The Newtonian magi -- The occult on the margins -- Part 3. Glad day, 1760-1815 -- The occult revival -- An occult enlightenment? -- Prophets and revolutions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123586
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 4224645-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4224645
  • (Sirsi) o813392718
  • (OCoLC)813392718
Label
Solomon's secret arts : the occult in the Age of Enlightenment, Paul Kléber Monod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [350]-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what was the occult? -- Part 1. Aurora, 1650-1688 -- The Alchemical heyday -- The silver age of the astrologers -- The occult contested -- Part 2. Eclipse, 1688-1760 -- A fading flame -- The Newtonian magi -- The occult on the margins -- Part 3. Glad day, 1760-1815 -- The occult revival -- An occult enlightenment? -- Prophets and revolutions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123586
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 4224645-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4224645
  • (Sirsi) o813392718
  • (OCoLC)813392718

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