By Genevieve Guenther
via analyses of texts starting from sermons and theological treatises to clinical tracts and felony files, Genevieve Guenther sheds new gentle on magic as a cultural perform in early glossy England. She demonstrates that magic was once a hugely pragmatic, even cynical activity infiltrating unforeseen spheres ? together with Elizabethan taxation coverage and Jacobean political philosophy. With this new figuring out of early glossy magic, and a clean context for compelling readings of vintage literary works, Magical Imaginations unearths the crucial value of magic to English literary history.
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Magical Imaginations: Instrumental Aesthetics in the English Renaissance by Genevieve Guenther