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The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800

The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800 (Hardback)

By Jutte, Daniel
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah

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The fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries were truly an Age of Secrecy in Europe, when arcane knowledge was widely believed to be positive knowledge which extended into all areas of daily life. So asserts Daniel Jutte in this engrossing, vivid, and award-winning work. He mai...ntains that the widespread acceptance and even reverence for this economy of secrets in premodern Europe created a highly complex and sometimes perilous space for mutual contact between Jews and Christians. Surveying the interactions between the two religious groups in a wide array of secret sciences and practices, the author relates true stories of colorful professors of secrets and clandestine encounters. In the process Jutte examines how our current notion of secrecy is radically different in this era of WikiLeaks, Snowden, etc., as opposed to centuries earlier when the truest, most important knowledge was generally considered to be secret by definition.
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ISBN 9780300190984
Released NZ 15 Jun 2015
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300190984
Stock Available
Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Jun 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jutte, Daniel
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah
Category Religion & Beliefs
History Of Religion
Christianity
Judaism
Jewish studies
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 261.26094
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Occultism - Europe - History, Mystery, Alchemy - Europe - History, Jewish magic - History, Secrecy - Religious aspects - Judaism - History
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education

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