Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/6/1
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Around the world there are hundreds of nightly performances of Goethe’s Faust as well as actual attempts at soul-selling on eBay. Faustus has rightly been described as an icon of modern culture. But in 500 years no one has written his biography—until now. Faustus is the real story behind the legend. It is the story of a 16th-century scandal, who claimed mastery of the forbidden magical arts and dared rival all of the miracles attributed to Jesus. He evoked uproar and was accused of the worst crimes. But Faustus was not a charlatan, nor was he in league with the devil. To find the real Faustus is to find the real history of his age, and to take a tour from alchemical labs in princely dungeons to war-torn Italy, Martin Luther’s Reformation Wittenberg, and the magnificence of Charles V’s court. The life of the legend becomes as real as any living person.
Leo Ruickbie is an historian and sociologist of magic, witchcraft, and Wicca; and the author of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows.
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2015年6月4日 - (Amazon.com)
Brilliant, detailed, witty life-account filled with anecdotes from contemporary sources. Highly recommended to Magic, History and English or German Literature enthusiasts.
2012年3月1日 - (Amazon.com)
There are few books on Faustus in print, and many have to be special ordered. For the price, this book is an excellent find. The writing is engaging and interesting. The only complaint I have is the text is tiny. Even so, I'm sure if the text was any larger the book would be twice as thick. There is a lot of information here. There are also a few pages of pictures in the middle of the book, printed on glossy paper. This is a very nice book, which I recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about Faustus.