The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy

  • Liana Saif

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

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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.


Astral magic astrology early modern occult philosophy Islam Picatrix De radiis al-Kindi Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi John Dee causality Arabic Francis Bacon occult Thomas Aquinas

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  • Liana Saif
    • 1
  1. 1.St Cross CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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