Frances Yates and the Writing of History

  title={Frances Yates and the Writing of History},
  author={Brian Vickers},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={287 - 316}
  • B. Vickers
  • Published 1 June 1979
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
The publication of Frances Yates's study, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, 1 has raised a number of important issues concerning the writing of Renaissance history, the history of ideas, the history of science, and the history of politics and monarchies. With the last of these-her accounts of Frederick V of the Palatinate, the court of Rudolph II, the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War-I shall have nothing to do and await the findings of the historians.2 Setting aside these matters still leaves… 
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