FRANCESCO GIORGIO’S DE HARMONICA MUNDI

Author: Dureau, Yona
Year:2011
Pages:704
ISBN:0-7734-1582-3
978-0-7734-1582-9
Price:379.95
A translation from the original Latin of Francesco Giorgio’s De Harmonica Mundi that establishes its connections to Christian Cabbala in the early Renaissance. This book includes a CD.

Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

Reviews

“Yona Dureau has taken the great risk to retrace these great traditions prior to Francesco Giorgio’s age in order to provide the reader with the necessary clues to penetrate the DeHarmonica Mundi.” – Prof. Monique Venuat Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I The Start of the Initial Synaesthetic Quest

CHAPTER II Pythagoras: The Link between Music and the Proportions of the Universe

CHAPTER III Stars, Souls and Harmony: The Platonian Heritage

CHAPTER IV The Harmony of the World and Aristotle’s Methodology of Synaesthesia

CHAPTER V Harmony and Synaethesia in the Hebraic and Kabbalistic Tradition

CHAPTER VI The Weaving of the Three Traditions

CHAPTER VII The Essence of the Initiation to the Three Traditions Raising the Ladder of Music, Christian Contemplation and Imitatio Dei with the Help of the Shi’ur Komah, to reach the Harmonia Mundi

CHAPTER VIII The Reception of the De Harmonia Mundi in England

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX