Rosenkreuz als europäisches Phänomen im 17. Jahrhundert,Friedrich Niewöhner & Carlos Gilly

Rosenkreuz als europäisches Phänomen im 17. Jahrhundert.
Ed. by Friedrich Niewöhner & Carlos Gilly
(Pimander 7), Amsterdam 2001
Bound, 28,5 x 17,5 cm., 406 pp. illus,. index
ISBN: 978 3 7728 2206 3
German (11), English (4), French (2) | € 32

The Rosicrucian Movement is one of the most widely-discussed phenomena of the 17th century. In fact, ever since the publication of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes Fama and Confessio Fraternitatis 1614/1615, triggered an intense and never-ending debate not only in Germany, but also in other European countries, the Rosicrucian Movement has been a focus of study and inquiry. The questions about the Rosicrucians most frequently asked at the time ('are they amongst us, who are they, where are they from and what do they want?') can now be answered with greater precision than thirty years ago, when Frances A. Yates published her famous The Rosicrucian Enlightenment. That there are still many and essential issues requiring explanation is witnessed by the well-argued contributions (mainly in German; two in French, four in English) published in this volume, which contain the proceedings of a symposium held by the BPH and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel from 23-25 November 1994.