By Daniel Jütte (Jutte), Jeremiah Riemer

ISBN-10: 0300190980

ISBN-13: 9780300190984

The 15th in the course of the eighteenth centuries have been really an Age of Secrecy in Europe, whilst arcane wisdom used to be generally believed to be optimistic wisdom that prolonged into all components of lifestyle, from the industrial, medical, and political spheres to the overall actions of normal people.
So asserts Daniel Jütte during this engrossing, vibrant, and award-winning paintings. He continues that the frequent attractiveness or even reverence for this “economy of secrets and techniques” in premodern Europe created a hugely complicated and occasionally perilous house for mutual touch among Jews and Christians. Surveying the interactions among the 2 spiritual teams in a wide range of mystery sciences and practices—including alchemy, cryptography, scientific arcana, technological and armed forces secrets and techniques, and intelligence—the writer relates real tales of colourful “professors of secrets and techniques” and clandestine encounters. within the strategy Jütte examines how our present idea of secrecy is significantly varied during this period of WikiLeaks, Snowden, et al., in preference to centuries prior whilst the truest, most vital wisdom used to be more often than not thought of to be mystery by means of definition.

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It will deal with secrets of all kinds, whether from the natural sciences, alchemy, magic, the military, or politics. 15 I will also touch only briefly on the history of the dissemination and reception of Kabbalah, by both Jews and Christians. This decision may seem surprising at first glance. The dissemination of ideas derived from Jewish mysticism is no doubt a prime example of the boom in secrecy among premodern Jews. ” This distinction between “secret” and “mystery” has conceptual importance.

55 As a result, it can easily be overlooked that the popularity of secrets remained pervasive through the entire period, rooted as it was in a long tradition. 56 In the early modern period, the notion of a hunt for secrets became one of the hallmarks of the knowledge economy, encompassing all strata of society. 57 The economy of secrets flourished throughout Europe—and by no means only in secret. In contrast to universities and the emerging academies, this market was accessible to providers of all kinds; the acquisition of secrets did not necessarily depend on social status.

No other period in European history, neither before nor since, has shown so profound a fascination with secrecy and secret sciences. Arcane knowledge was widely considered positive knowledge, and this notion of “good secrecy” extended across all fields of life, including everyday life, the scientific and economic domains, and the political culture of the day. ” This thriving culture of secrecy was not merely a response to repression by higher authorities or the lack of freedom of expression in an age marked by bitter political, religious, and social conflicts (although such factors certainly played a role).

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