Saturn and Melancholy: Studies in the History of Natural Philosophy, Religion, and Art

By Erwin Panofsky, Raymond Klibansky, Fritz Saxl

A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 via Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. dedicated in general to a analyzing of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to inventive thought, this quantity is additionally, as one Goodreads overview places it, "perfect for somebody drawn to the Graeco-Roman inspiration of Kronos/Saturnus, within the Islamic Golden Age and the way nice physical/medical thinkers in Baghdad and nice spiritual thinkers in Sevilla and Cordoba saved Greek traditions alive in the course of one thousand years of Catholic isolation, and in certainly wacky "nonfiction" ala Borges (the forever recursive essay, the zahir, the nice Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."

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