The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague

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Rudolf II--Habsburg heir, Holy Roman Emperor, king of Hungary, Germany, and the Romans--is one of history's great characters, and yet he remains largely an unknown figure. His reign (1576-1612) roughly mirrored that of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and while her famous court is widely recognized as a sixteenth century Who's Who, Rudolf 's collection of mathematicians, alchemists, artists, philosophers and astronomers--among them the greatest and most subversive minds of the time--was no less prestigious and perhaps even ...

The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague 2006, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802715517

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