The present volume arose from a colloquium on magic and divination intended to apply the study of the history of the classical tradition to the specific area of magic. Magic is interpreted in a very broad sense, and the book includes discussions of Neoplatonic theurgy, Hermetic astrological talismans, the occult activities of oracles and witches, demon-possession, popular beliefs and party tricks. While several articles look at magic in the Graeco-Roman tradition, others deal with practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Byzantium and Russia. The emphasis is on showing transmission through time, and across cultural and linguistic borders, and the continuing importance of classical or ancient authorities among writers of more recent periods. The editions of several previously unpublished Latin texts are included.
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Descripción Warburg Institute, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 240 pages. 9.29x6.69x0.71 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __0854811311
Descripción The Warburg Institute - Nino Aragno Editore, London - Torino, 2006. Couverture souple. Estado de conservación: Neuf. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Neuf. Edition originale. Magic and the Classical Tradition ( Warburg Institute Colloquia 7 ) edited by Charles Burnett,Jill Kraye and W.F.Ryan - in memoriam David Pingree 2 january 1933-11 november 2005.London/Torino 2006 The Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno Editore Pages 229 ills. 3 170 x240 mm. paper - Language : english text. Nº de ref. de la librería 009345