Investigations into Magic, an Edition and Translation of Martín Del Río’s Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex (6-vol. set)

Series:  Heterodoxia Iberica
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José Manuel García Valverde
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The sixteenth century saw the world as being mortally threatened by Satan who was encouraged by the widespread popularity of magic and other occult practices. Church and society struck back to defend people from this tidal wave of wickedness. Del Río’s panoramic and detailed treatise provided a powerful weapon in that battle. Far from dry scholarship, however, ‘Investigations’ is an engaging, fascinating, earnest conversation between Del Río and his readers and a major contribution to understanding key aspects of everyday sixteenth century behaviour and the problem of evil.

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Peter Maxwell-Stuart, Ph.D. (1994), FRHS, FSAC Scotland, is Reader in History at the University of St Andrews. He has widely published on classical subjects and occult sciences, as well as translations including Gómez Pereira's Antoniana Margarita (Brill, 2019).

José Manuel García Valverde, Ph.D. (2004), University of Seville, is Professor of Renaissance Philosophy as well as Greek Classical Thought. He has published critical editions, translations and many articles on the history of Aristotelianism, including Giacomo Zabarella. De rebus naturalibus (Brill, 2015) and Gómez Pereira’s Antoniana Margarita (Brill, 2019).
General Editor: Jorge Ledo, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Editorial Board: Fernando Bouza, Universidad Complutense, Nuria de Castilla, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL, Paris, Mercedes García Arenal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Ignacio Javier García Pinilla, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Carlos Gilly, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica - Universität Basel, Luis Girón Negrón, Harvard University, Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, Xavier Tubau, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, María José Vega, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, José Luis Villacañas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Academic libraries, Mediaeval and Early Modern historians, post-graduate students, neo-Latin scholars.
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