The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague by Peter Marshall
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0802715516, 0802718574 | 288 Pages | AZW3 | 6.90 MB
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 more influential.