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Locations of knowledge in medieval and early modern Europe 1 edition

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Locations of knowledge in medieval and early modern Europe
esoteric discourse and Western identities
by Kocku von Stuckrad.

Published 2010 by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Esoteric discourse and the European history of religion
Europe and the Christendom narrative : from singularization to pluralism
The secularization theory revisited
Christian Occident?
The two-fold pluralism
The polemical construction of tradition
The construction of Prisca Theologia
Genealogies of wisdom
Jewish perspectives
Beyond tradition
Conceptualizing the study of esoteric discourse
Approaches to esotericism
Secrecy as social capital
Discourses of perfect knowledge
pt. 2. Shared passions
The secrets of experience : wisdom beyond demonstration
Neoplatonism and theurgy in late antiquity
Experiential knowledge in Suhrawardi's illuminationist philosophy
The secrets of texts : esoteric hermeneutics
The readability of the cosmos : Europe's obsession with words
The textile of the divine in early Kabbalah
Linguistic ontologies in Christian Kabbalah
Humanistic philology : universal languages and the quest for the Ursprache
The secrets of time : astrology and sacred history
Critical response to ancient traditions : medieval Arabic astrology
Sharing Muslim knowledge : Christian astrology
pt. 3. Interferences
Scientific encounters
"Occult sciences" : the science-religion divide revisited
John Dee : a scholar gone mad?
Natural philosophy in an apocalyptic age
Visual seductions
The problem of "Renaissance paganism"
Image acts and visual culture
The presence of images as visual practice
Political consideration
Johann Heinrich Alsted : hermeticism and universal reform
Perfect knowledge in the "circle of learning" : Alsted's encyclopaedia
Conclusion: Locations of knowledge
Writing histories, narrating pasts
Esoteric discourse and Western identities.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Brill's studies in intellectual history -- v. 186


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BF1434.E85 S78 2010

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p. cm.

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