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A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

by Derek K Wilson Author

The most vibrant and fascinating eras of scientific advancement in the European Renaissance were a time when society and its thinkers were steeped in unexpected influences like folk magic, astrology, and pervasive experiments in alchemy. This detailed history considers the interplay between folk wisdoms, magical traditions and superstitions, and the development of the scientific method and modern science. The heroes and villains of the era show how complex and sometimes paradoxical humanity's search for knowledge can often be. 

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