Wednesday, December 7, 2011

select bibliography on medieval hermeticism (the latin tradition)

Dronke, Peter, ed., A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy, Cambridge: 1988.

Marius, On the Elements, ed. and trans. Richard Dales, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: 1976.

al-Kindi, De radiis or Theorica artium magicarum, ed. M. T. D'Alverny, Archives d'Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Age 42 (1975), pp. 139-260.

_____, Liber de quinque essentiis, ed. A Nagy, BGPhM II, 5, Münster: 1897.

Boeft, J. den, Calcidius on Fate, Leiden: 1970.

Burnett, Charles, "What is the Experimentarius of Bernardus Silvestris?" AHDLMA 44, 1977, pp. 79-125.

_____, "The Legend of the Three Hermes and Abu Ma'Shar's Kitab Al-Uluf in the Middle Ages," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 39, 1976, pp. 231-34.

_____, "A Group of Arabic-Latin Translators Working in Northern Spain in the Mid-12th Century," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1, 1977, pp. 62-108.

_____, ed., Adelard of Bath, An English Scientist and Arabist of the Early Twelfth Century, London: 1987.

Callus, D. A., "Introduction of Aristotelian Learning to Oxford," in Proceedings of the British Academy 2, 1943, pp. 229-281.

Carmody, F. J., Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation, Berkeley: 1956.

Cumont, F., The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, 1909; authorized English trans. 1911; reprint New York: 1956.

Daniel, N., The Arabs and Mediaeval Europe, Beirut and London: 1975.

Gersh, Stephen, Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism The Latin Tradition, Notre Dame, Indiana:


_____, "Platonism--Neoplatonism--Aristotelianism. A Twelfth-Century Metaphysical System

and its Sources," Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century, eds. Robert L. Benson

and Giles Constable, Cambridge, Massachusetts: 1982, pp. 512-534.

Gibson, Margaret, "The Study of the Timaeus in the 11th and 12th Centuries," Pensamiento

25, 1969, pp. 183-194.

Häring, N. M., "The Creation of the world according to Thierry of Chartres and Clarenbaldus

of Arras," AHDLMA 22, 1955, pp. 137-216.

Hunt, R. W., "The Introductions to the 'Artes' in the Twelfth Century," in Studia

mediaevalia in honorem R. J. Martin, Brugis Flandrorum, 1948, pp. 85-112.

_____, "English Learning in the late XIIth. Century," in Transactions of the Royal

Historical Society, IVth. series, 19, 1936.

Klibansky, R., The Continuity of the Platonic Tradition during the Middle Ages, London:


Kunitzsch, Paul, The Arabs and the Stars, Variorum Reprints, Northampton: 1989

Lawn, Brian, The Salernitan Questions. An Introduction to the History of Medieval and Renaissance Problem Literature, Oxford 1963.
Lemay, Richard, Abu Ma'Shar and Latin Aristotelianism in the Twelfth Century, Beirut 1962.

Lipton, Joshua, The Rational Evaluation of Astrology in the Period of Arabo-Latin Translation ca. 1126-1187 AD, unpublished dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978.

Mckeon, Richard, "Medicine and Philosophy in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: The Problem of Elements," The Thomist 24, 1961, pp. 211-56.

Pingree, David, The Thousands of Abu Ma'Shar, Studies of the Warburg Institute XXX, London: 1968.

Plessner, M., "Hermes Trismegistus and Arabic Science," Studia Islamica II, 1954, pp. 45-59.

_____, "Hirmis," Encyclopedia of Islam, new ed. III, 463-65.

Russell, J. C., "Hereford and Arabic Science in England," Isis 18, 1932, pp. 14-25.

Silverstein, T., "Elementatum: Its Appearance among the Twelfth-Century Cosmogonists." Medieval Studies, 16, 1954, pp. 156-62

_____, "Guillaume de Conches and Nemesius of Emessa: On the Sources of the 'New Science' of the Twelfth Century, " in Harry Austryn Wolfson Jubilee Volume 3 vols., Jerusalem: 1965, II, pp. 719-34.

_____, "The Fabulous Cosmogony of Bernardus Silvestris," Modern Philology 46, 1948-49, pp. 92-116.

_____, "Daniel of Morley, English Cosmogonist and Student of Arabic Science," in Mediaeval Studies 10, 1948, pp. 179-96.

_____, "The De sex rerum principiis," in Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum I: 'Hermetica Philosophica,' Washington: 1960, pp. 155-56.

Southern, R. W., "The Place of England in the Twelfth Century Renaissance," Medieval Humanism, New York: 1970, pp. 158-80.

Stavenhagen, Lee, "The Original Text of the Latin Morienus," Ambix 17, 1970, pp. 1-12.

Stock, B., Myth and Science in the Twelfth Century, Princeton: 1972.

Tester, Jim, A History of Western Astrology, New York: 1989.

Thompson, J. W., "The Introduction of Arabic Science into Lorraine in the 10th Century," in Isis 12, 1929, pp. 184-93.

Thorndike, L., A History of Magic and Experimental Science, vol. 2, New York: 1923-1958.

_____, "The Latin Translations of Astrological Works by Messahala," in Osiris XII, 1956, pp. 49-72.

Welborn, M. C., "Lotharingia as a Center of Arabic Scientific Influence in the XIth Century," Isis 16, 1931, pp. 188-99; and Isis 17, 1932, pp. 260-63.

Wetherbee, Winthrop, "Philosophy, Cosmology, and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance," in Dronke, Peter, ed., A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy, Cambridge: 1988.

_____, Platonism and Poetry in the Twelfth Century, Princeton 1972.

Williams, J. R., "The Microcosmographia of Trier, Ms. 1041," in Isis 22, 1934-35, pp. 106-35.

Wingate, S. D., The Mediaeval Latin Versions of the Aristotelian Scientific Corpus, London: 1931.

Woolsey, Robert B., "Bernard Silvester and the Hermetic Asclepius," Traditio 6, 1948, pp. 340-44.

Wright, J. K., "Notes on the Knowledge of Latitude and Longitude in the Middle Ages, " Isis 5, 1923, pp. 75-98.

Zambelli, Paola, The Speculum Astronomiae and its Enigma. Astrology, Theology and Science in Albertus Magnus and his Contemporaries, Dordrecht, Boston, London: 1992

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