Book ID: CBB290589876

Magia e scienza nell'età moderna. Spiriti, effluvi e fenomeni occulti (2022)

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Parigi, Silvia (Author)


Carocci Editore


Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 212
Language: Italian

L’età moderna non è solo un’età di scoperte geografiche e scientifiche, nella quale aspetti del reale precedentemente ignoti o invisibili vengono resi manifesti. La curiosità che domina questo periodo ha un altro vasto campo d’indagine: i fenomeni occulti. Sono effetti visibili di cause invisibili, eventi osservabili di cui si ignorano le ragioni; disobbedienti alle regole codificate di una natura conforme a leggi, si collocano ai confini di molte discipline, perché si trovano ai limiti della natura stessa. I "mirabilia naturae" comprendono i fenomeni elettrici, magnetici e gravitazionali, destinati a diventare rilevanti per una comprensione scientifica del mondo, accanto alle teorie della fascinazione, alle voglie materne, alla rabdomanzia, al tarantismo, alla medicina magnetica. I prodigi della natura e dell’immaginazione costituiscono altrettanti capitoli della storia e della magia naturale: si spiegano con le qualità occulte universali della simpatia e dell’antipatia, veicolate dagli spiriti o dagli effluvi. Quel vasto repertorio di esempi, passato al vaglio di un incessante lavoro di analisi, confluisce infine nella filosofia naturale corpuscolare. La storia della lenta e incerta ridefinizione dei confini tra i "mirabilia", i "naturalia", e i "miracula" soprannaturali è l’oggetto di questo libro. [Abstract translated by Google Translate: This is the abstract in English… The early modern age is not just a time of geographical and scientific discoveries, in which previously unknown or invisible aspects of reality are made manifest. The curiosity that dominates this period has another vast field of investigation: occult phenomena. They are visible effects of invisible causes, observable events whose reasons are unknown; disobedient to the codified rules of a nature conforming to laws, they are placed at the borders of many disciplines, because they are at the limits of nature itself. The "mirabilia naturae" include electrical, magnetic and gravitational phenomena, alongside the theories of fascination, maternal birthmarks, dowsing, tarantism, magnetic medicine. The wonders of nature and imagination constitute as many chapters of history and natural magic: they are explained by the universal occult qualities of sympathy and antipathy, conveyed by spirits or scents. That vast repertoire of examples, passed to the scrutiny of an incessant work of analysis, finally flows into the corpuscular natural philosophy. The story of the slow and uncertain redefinition of the boundaries between the "mirabilia," the "naturalia," and the supernatural "miracula" is the subject of this book.]

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Authors & Contributors
Harkness, Deborah E.
Ball, Philip
Henry, John
Pinet, Patrice
Collins, David J.
Clucas, Stephen
Journals
History of Science
Revue d'Histoire de la Pharmacie
Renaissance Quarterly
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Publishers
Palgrave Macmillan
Brill
Firenze University Press
Heinemann
Ashgate, Variorum
Praeger
Concepts
Occult sciences
Magic
Natural magic
Natural philosophy
Witchcraft; demonology
Science and religion
People
Dee, John
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Newton, Isaac
Kelly, Edward
Albertus Magnus
Bruno, Giordano
Time Periods
Renaissance
Early modern
16th century
Medieval
17th century
15th century
Places
Europe
United States
Greece
Holy Roman Empire
Mesopotamia
North America
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