The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus: Of the Virtues of Herbs, Stones, and Certain Beasts, Also a Book of the Marvels of the World

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Weiser Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
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In order to attract readers, it was not uncommon for magical texts of the 16th century to take on the name of a notable figure. Such is the case with The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, whose secrets are, in fact, a compilation from a number of different sources by an anonymous author who was, according to editors Best and Brightman, probably one of Albertus Magnus' followers.

 

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
ix
z The Book of Secrets and the Elizabethans
xviii
The Background of Ideas and the Development
xxx
The Text
xliii

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About the Editors:
Michael R. Best is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Frank H. Brightman is Education Officer at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, England, and author of The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants.

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