Paul Kléber Monod, Solomon’s Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment and John V. Fleming, The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Enlightenment

Evert Jan van Leeuwen

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Review by Evert Jan van Leeuwen (Leiden University) of Paul Kléber Monod, Solomon’s Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Pp. 430. $45. ISBN 9780300123586 and John V. Fleming, The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Enlightenment. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. $27.95. Pp. 414. ISBN 9780393079463.


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Paul Kléber Monod; John V. Fleming; Occultism; Enlightenment; Commercialisation; Science; Imagination; Mysticism; Alchemy; Wizards; History and Criticism

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