The Theatre of the World: Alchemy, Astrology and Magic in Renaissance Prague - Peter   Marshall

The Theatre of the World: Alchemy, Astrology and Magic in Renaissance Prague

Peter Marshall

Book Summary

In the late 16th century the greatest philosophers, alchemists, astronomers, painters, and mathematicians of the day flocked to Prague to work under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, an emperor more interested in the great minds of his times than in the exercise of his immense power. Rarely leaving Prague Castle, he gathered around him a galaxy of famous f

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