By Lynn Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike's heritage of Magic and Experimental technological know-how, in eight volumes, continues to be the preferable reference paintings for the background of magic within the west. the 1st 2 volumes disguise past due antiquity during the thirteenth century, and volumes 3-4 hide the 14-15th century. those are robust volumes, copiously researched and well-indexed, and a massive resource for paintings at the interval. however it is the final four volumes which are the guts of the work.
No sufficient survey of the heritage of both magic or experimental technology exists for this era, and significant use of manuscript fabric has been worthwhile for the medieval interval. Magic is the following understood within the broadest experience of the be aware, as together with all occult arts and sciences, superstitions, and folk-lore.
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140 Journal, II, 251-54. Journal, II, 276-77. See III, 297, 331, 336, for experiments proving that water cannot be turned into air. The editors of Correspondence du P. Marin Mersenne, I (1932), 299, have pointed out that Gorlee, Basson, d'Espagnet, de Caus and Helmont also denied that water by rarefaction 147 changed to air, but that Mersenne adhered to the common opinion which had come down from Aristotle. 148 Journal, II, 327, citing p. 64 of the 1623 edition (Works, III , 353). , citing p.
And what it does not reveal, requires the observations of astronomers and mathematicians rather than the contemplation of theologians. 52 The next year he published a Dissertation on the True System of the World, in which the Copernican system is re¬ formed and the well nigh infinite circles of the Ptolemaic system, 58 40 According to de Backer and Sommervogel, I, 1821-22, citing p. 470, the book was printed at Lisbon in 1629. A Vatican MS cited by Mai, Scriptorum veterum nova collectio, IV (1831), ix, contains a compendium of the work, which was translated from Latin into Persian at Goa in 1624, and an Italian version of 1631.
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