Magical imaginations : instrumental aesthetics in the English Renaissance /

Through analyses of texts ranging from sermons and theological treatises to medical tracts and legal documents, Genevieve Guenther sheds new light on magic as a cultural practice in early modern England. She demonstrates that magic was a highly pragmatic, even cynical endeavor infiltrating unexpecte...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Guenther, Genevieve
Format: Book
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
Table of Contents:
  • Conjuration and the defense of poesy
  • The demonology of Spenserian discipline
  • Why devils came when Faustus called them
  • The end of magic: instrumental aesthetics in The Tempest
  • Epilogue (Kant's charm).