Yates (Frances A.), 1899-1981

The Occult philosophy in the Elizabethan age

London, Boston & Henley, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979
(22 cm), x, 217 (1) pp., [16] p. of plates. Publisher’s red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - First edition. The Occult Philosophy of the Elizabethan Age was Frances Yates’s last book, and in it she condensed many aspects of her wide learning to present a survey of the occult movements of the Renaissance, highlighting the work of John Dee, Giordano Bruno, and other key esoteric figures. “The book is invaluable in illuminating the relationship between occultism and Renaissance thought, which in turn had a profound impact on the rise of science in the seventeenth century. Stunningly written and highly engaging, Yates’ masterpiece is a must-read for anyone interested in the occult tradition” (publisher’s abstract). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
Occultism and science
Yates, Frances A., 1899-1981