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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy

Authors: Saif, Liana

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Investigating the impact of Arabic medieval astrological and magical theories on early modern occult philosophy, this book argues that they provided a naturalistic explanation of astral influences and magical efficacy based on Aristotelian notions of causality.

About the authors

Liana Saif is British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the Oriental Institute in the University of Oxford (St. Cross College), UK. She is interested in Western and Islamic occult thought and the exchange of esoteric ideas between the two worlds. As part of her current project entitled 'On the Margins of Orthodoxy: Magic in Medieval Islam,' Saif is preparing an English translation of the Arabic magic compendium Ghayat al-hakim known as the Picatrix.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Saif, Liana

    Pages 1-8

  • Arabic Theories of Astral Influences: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi

    Saif, Liana

    Pages 9-26

  • Arabic Theories of Astral Magic: The De radiis and the Picatrix

    Saif, Liana

    Pages 27-45

  • Textual and Intellectual Reception of Arabic Astral Theories in the Twelfth Century

    Saif, Liana

    Pages 46-69

  • Magic in the Thirteenth Century: Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon

    Saif, Liana

    Pages 70-94

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39947-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137399472
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39946-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 277
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