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La Magie et l'Astrologie dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge

La Magie et l'Astrologie dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge
Ou, Étude sur les Superstitions Païennes que se sont Perpétuées Jusqu’a Nos Jours


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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108073066

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  • Published just a year before his seminal Le Sommeil et les Rêves (1861), this book by French scholar L. -F. -Alfred Maury (1817–1892) examines the complex history of occult philosophy. A librarian by profession, Maury was widely published in geography, archaeology, medicine, law, psychology and bibliography as well as history, and was a well-known figure in Parisian intellectual circles. In this 1860 publication Maury considers the relationship between science and magic, purporting to demonstrate how people have been 'elevated' from the darkness of supernatural belief into the light of modern science. The book is divided into two parts. The first examines the traditions of magic and astrology in the ancient civilisations of Persia, Greece, Babylon, Rome, and the Orient, and the influence of Christianity on magic. The latter half includes an investigation of possible explanations, considering magic in relation to drugs, dreams, hallucinations, somnambulism, and the imagination.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108073066
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Partie I:
    1. La magie des peuples sauvages
    2. La magie et l'astrologie des Chaldéens, des Perses et des Égyptiens
    3. La magie et l'astrologie chez les Grecs
    4. La magie à Rome et dans l'empire romain
    5. La magie dans l'école néoplatonicienne
    6. Lutte du Christianisme avec la magie et l'astrologie
    7. La magie et l'astrologie au moyen âge
    8. La magie orientale
    9. La magie et l'astrologie depuis la renaissance jusqu'à nos jours
    Partie II: Notice préliminaire
    1. Aperçu sur l'emploi des songes comme moyen de divination dans l'antiquité et au moyen âge
    2. Origine démoniaque attribuée aux maladies nerveuses et mentales
    3. Influence de l'imagination dans la production des phénomènes de la magie
    4. Phénomènes déterminés par l'emploi des narcotiques et des anesthésiques

  • Author

    L. -F. -Alfred Maury

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