Music in renaissance magic : toward a historiography of others / Gary Tomlinson.

"Magic enjoyed a vigorous revival in sixteenth-century Europe, attaining a prestige it had not held for over a millenium and becoming, for some, a kind of universal philosophy. Renaissance music also suggested a form of universal knowledge through revived interest in two ancient themes: the Pyt...

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Main Author: Tomlinson, Gary.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Approaching Others (Thoughts before Writing)
  • Anthropology and Its Discontents
  • Occult Thought and Hegemonic Histories
  • The Hermeneutic Recognition of Others
  • The Rehabilitation of Hermeneutic Dialogue
  • Archaeology, Genealogy, and Hermeneutic History
  • 2. The Scope of Renaissance Magic
  • The New Magic
  • The World of the Renaissance Magus
  • Agrippa versus Foucault
  • Locating Occult Musics
  • 3. Modes and Planetary Song: The Musical Alliance of Ethics and Cosmology
  • Structures and Their Reproduction
  • Structural Transformations circa 1500
  • Structure and Event
  • 4. Ficino's Magical Songs
  • Spirit, Soul, Music
  • Word, Image, Music
  • Phantasmic and Demonic Song
  • Substance, Figure, Sound
  • Seeing and Hearing in the Renaissance
  • 5. Musical Possession and Musical Soul Loss
  • Possession, Shamanism, and Soul Loss
  • Musical Soul Loss and Possession: Examples from Nonelite Culture
  • Possession and Soul Loss in Ficino's Furors
  • Thoughts on the Politics of Early-Modern Mysticism
  • 6. An Archaeology of Poetic Furor, 1500-1650
  • Foucault's Epistemes
  • Magical Furor
  • Analytic Furor
  • Poetic Furor and Archaeological Ambivalence circa 1600
  • 7. Archaeology and Music: Apropos of Monteverdi's Musical Magic
  • 8. Believing Others (Thoughts upon Writing)
  • Appendix: Passages Translated in the Text.