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Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions. 1573-4188 ; v. 125.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Introduction : must we really re-appropriate magic? White magic, black magic.Continuity in the definition of natural magic from Pico to Della Porta : astrology and magic in Italy and north of the Alps ;Scholastic and humanist views of Hermetism : witchcraft, "natural magic", Trithemius' magic and Agrippa's critical turn of mind(Medieval Hermetic antecedents ;Ficino and Pico ;Hermetists in Germany) ;Magic, pseudepigraphy, prophecies and forgeries in Trithemius' manuscripts : from Cusanus to Bovelles?(To publish or not to publish? ;Trithemius' passion for magic ;Trithemius as a prophet or prognosticator ;Magical authorities and forgeries ;Blessings and exorcisms ;Trithemius and his German contemporaries ;Ancient and medieval occult sources ;Denunciations and self-defences ;Socratism and Cusanian ignorance or simplicity) ;Appendix I : Trithemius' bibliography for necromancers Agrippa as an author of prohibited books.Agrippa of Nettesheim as a critical Magus ;Magic and radical Reformation in Agrippa of Nettesheim ;Appendix II : recent studies on Agrippa Bruno as a reader of prohibited books.The initiates and the idiot : conjectures on some Brunian sources(Bruno as a reader of the necromancers' 'theoricae' ;Bruno and the Paracelsian revival ;Bruno as a reader of Lullian and pseudo-Lullian works) ;Hermetism and magic in Giordano Bruno : some interpretations from Tocco to Corsano, from Yates to Ciliberto(F.A. Yates, D.P. Walker and other scholars in the Warburg Institute ;Renaissance magic as seen by Yates and Walker ;Magic tricks of Professor Ciliberto) ;Appendix III : a Nolan before Bruno : Momus and Socratism in the Renaissance.