Magical Imaginations

Magical Imaginations

Instrumental Aesthetics in the English Renaissance

eBook - 2012
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"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 unexpected spheres--including Elizabethan taxation policy and Jacobean political philosophy. With this new understanding of early modern magic, and a fresh context for compelling readings of classic literary works, Magical Imaginations reveals the central importance of magic to English literary history"--Pub. desc.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781442693951
1442693959
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 169 pages)

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