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Magia, alchimia, scienza dal ‘400 al ‘700. L’influsso di Ermete Trismegisto| Magic, Alchemy and Science 15th-18th centuries. The influence of Hermes Trismegistus Volume I

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  • Year: 2005 (1st ed. 2002)
  • ISBN: 978 88 7038 420 8
  • Price: € 85,00 incl. 6% vat
  • Language: English and Italian
  • Location: Florence
  • Bound: Vol. I (essays). Bound, 29 x 22 cm., 588 pp. illus.

About this Book: Two volumes documenting the influence of the works attributed to Hermes Trismegistus in Venice and the rest of Europe on the occasion of the exhibition in the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice, 31-5 to 15-9 2002. The catalogue is a sequel to the exhibition catalogue Marsilio Ficino e il ritorno di Ermete Trismegisto, also published by Centro Di, Florence, in October 1999 (second revised edition 2001).

The first volume contains a number of contributions on manuscripts and printed works in Bessarion’s library and in other Venetian libraries, on Hermetism in Venice from Francesco Giorgio to Agostino Steuco, on editions of the Corpus Hermeticum brought out in Venice, Greek and Latin manuscripts of Bessarion relating to Hermes Trismegistus; Western and Oriental texts of Hermes in the Biblioteca Marciana; Hermetism and Paracelsianism; Hermes amongst the Rosicrucians and theosophers; the debate on the authenticity of the Hermetic works; popular magical practices in Venice; Venice and the Italian origin of the movement of the ‘Gold-und Rosenkreuzer’ of the later 17th and 18th century. The second volume contains descriptions of the manuscripts and printed works from the holdings of the BPH and the Marciana, indices and a bibliography. The two volumes of the catalogue are richly illustrated in colour and b/w.

Contributors (in alphabetical order): Laura Balbiani, Federico Barbierato, Paola Cadelano, Carlos Gilly, Thomas Hofmeier, Jean Letrouit, Elisabetta Lugato, Delio Proverbio, Anna Laura Puliafito, Antonio Rigo, Cesare Vasoli, Marino Zorzi.

Published for the BPH by Centro Di, Florence. 

Contents:

Vol I. Articles

Cesare Vasoli, L’Ermetismo a Venezia. Da Francesco Giorgio Veneto ad Agostino Steuco/ Hermeticism in Venice. From Francesco Giorgio Veneto to Agostino Steuco

Antonio Rigo. Da Costantinopoli alla biblioteca di Venezia: i libri ermetici di medici, astrologi e maghi dell’ultima Bisanzio From Constantinople to the library of Venice: the hermetic books of late byzantine doctors, astrologers and magicians

Jean Letrouit. Hermétisme et alchimie: contribution à l’étude du Marcianus graecus 299/Hermetism and Alchemy: Contribution to the Study of Marcianus graecus 299

Marino Zorzi. Ermete Trismegisto nelle biblioteche veneziane/ Hermes Trismegistus in Venetian libraries

Federico Barbierato. La letteratura magica di fronte all’Inquisizione veneziana fra ‘500 e ‘700/ Federico Barbierato. Magical literature and the Venice Inquisition from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries

Carlos Gilly. Un bel trattato ermetico del paracelsismo: Il De tribus facultatibus di Alexander von Suchten/ Paracelsianism brings forth a fine Hermetical treatise: Suchten’s De tribus facultatibus

Carlos Gilly. Il primo prontuario di magia bianca in Germania/ The first book of white magic in Germany

Carlos Gilly. Paracelsismo per filosofi: Petrus Severinus/ Paracelsianism for philosophers: Petrus Severinus

Carlos Gilly. Pena di morte per i paracelsisti: il grande sogno di Thomas Erastus/ Capital punishment for Paracelsians: a dear wish of Thomas Erastus

Carlos Gilly. Il Theatrum humanae vitae di Theodor Zwinger: da una ‘historia naturalis’ dell’uomo al ‘novum Organum’ delle scienze/ Theodor Zwinger’s Theatrum humanae vitae: from natural anthropology to the ‘Novum Organum’ of sciences

Carlos Gilly. Tra Paracelso, Pelagio e Ganello: l’ermetismo in John Dee/ Between Paracelsus, Pelagius and Ganellus: Hermetism in John Dee

Carlos Gilly. Il ritrovamento dell’originale del Calendarium Naturale Magicum Perpetuum di Grossschedel/ The rediscovery of the original copy of Grossschedel’s Calendarium Naturale Magicum Perpetuum

Carlos Gilly. Philipp Du Plessis Mornay: ugonotto, diplomatico ed ermetico/ Philipp Du Plessis Mornay: Huguenot, diplomat and Hermetist

Carlos Gilly. L’Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae di Heinrich Khunrath / The Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae of Heinrich Khunrath

Carlos Gilly. Ermete o Lutero? Alla ricerca del De antiqua philosophia et divina veterum Magorum Sapientia recuperanda di Johann Arndt/ Hermes or Luther? The search for Johann Arndt’s De antiqua philosophia et divina veterum Magorum Sapientia recuperanda.

Carlos Gilly. La ‘quinta colonna’ nell’ermetismo: Andreas Libavius/ The ‘fifth column’ within Hermetism: Andreas Libavius

Carlos Gilly. Sulla genesi del Theatrum Chemicum di Zetzner a Strasburgo/ On the genesis of Zetzner’s Theatrum Chemicum in Strasbourg

Anna Laura Puliafito. Alla ricerca di una nuova fisica: metafisica della luce e antica sapienza in Francesco Patrizi da Cherso

Carlos Gilly. Ermetismo per turisti, ovvero come fare di Ermete un pezzo da museo: Athanasius Kircher/ Hermetism for tourists: Athanasius Kircher makes a museum piece out of Hermes

Thomas Hofmeier. Varianti esotiche della Tabula smaragdina/ Exotic variants of the Tabula smaragdina

Thomas Hofmeier. Filologia contro immaginazione: Isaac Casaubon e il mito di Ermete Trismegisto/ Philology versus imagination: Isaac Casaubon and the myth of Hermes Trismegistus

Thomas Hofmeier. Cudworth e Casaubon: critica storica contro critica testuale/ Cudworth versus Casaubon: historical versus textual criticism

 

Vol II. Catalogue entries and article

Cronologia ermetica/ Hermetic chronology

Catalogue entries (in alphabetical order) by Laura Balbiani, Paola Cadelano, Carlos Gilly, Elisabetta Lugato, Delio V. Proverbio, Antonio Rigo

Anna Laura Puliafito. Searching for a new physics: metaphysics of light and ancient knowledge in Francesco Patrizi da Cherso

Bibliography

Index