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- DescriptionAs Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America makes clear, the early modern period was one of stark contrasts: witch burnings and the brilliant mathematical physics of Isaac Newton; John Locke's plea for tolerance and the palpable lack of it; the richness of intellectual and artistic life; and, the poverty of material existence for all but a tiny percentage of the population. Yet, for all the poverty, insecurity, and superstition, the period produced a stunning galaxy of writers, artists, philosophers, and scientists. This book looks at the conditions that fomented the emergence of such outstanding talent, invation, and invention in the period 1450 to 1800. It examines the interaction between religion, magic, and science during that time, the impossibility of clearly differentiating between the three, and the impact of these forces on the geniuses who laid the foundation for modern science and culture.
- Author BiographyAllison P. Coudert, PhD, is the Paul and Marie Castelfranco Chair in the History of Christianity in the Religious Studies Program at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. Dr. Coudert is author of The Impact of the Kabbalah in the Seventeenth Century: The Life and Thought of Francis Mercury van Helmont (1614-1698); Leibniz and the Kabbalah; and Alchemy: The Philosopher's Stone. She has been a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton and The Institute of Advanced Judaic Study in Philadelphia.
- Author(s)Allison P. Coudert
- Date of Publication17/10/2011
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitlePraeger Series on the Early Modern World
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight631 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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