Johann Valentin Andreae’s Christianopolis: an ideal state of the seventeenth century / [translated] by Felix Emil Held. Main Author: Held, Felix Emil, . Johann Valentin Andreae’s Christianopolis: a utopia of the seventeenth century / by Felix Emil Held. Main Author: Held, Felix Emil. Language(s): English. JOHANN VALENTIN ANDREAE’S CHRISTIANOPOLIS,. A UTOPIA OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. BY. FELIX EMIL HELD. A. B. College of Emporia.

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Andreae was a prominent member of the Protestant utopian movement which began in Germany and spread across northern Europe and into Britain under the mentorship of Samuel Hartlib and John Amos Comenius. Boring as hell oops there i go again.

The threats of heresy charges posed by rigid religious authorities Protestant and Catholic and a scholastic intellectual climate often forced these activists to hide behind fictional secret societies and write anonymously in support of their ideas, while claiming access to “secret ancient wisdom”.

Deneault marked it as to-read Mar 26, The focus of this movement was the need for education and the encouragement of sciences as the key to national prosperity.

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Lists with This Book. In his later works, alchemy is treated as a subject of ridicule and is placed with music, art, theatre and astrology in the category of the ‘less serious’ sciences.


Acquisition made accessible thanks to the generous support of the Frederick J. Inhe assumed direction of the monasterial school Bebenhausen; inhe became abbot of the evangelical monasterial school of Adelberg. This utopian society was later revived in Stuttgart in the early s and another utopian brotherhood known as Antilia a communal society reminiscent of the monastery developed valntin the Baltic during the Thirty Years’ War.

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He became a priest in Calw. Dexter rated it liked it Mar 02, Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: Held, Felix Emil, Charlie Beck rated it it was ok Feb 18, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

After that, he taught young nobles and hiked with his students through Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. Susanna marked it as to-read Nov 10, Rebecca marked it as to-read Oct 04, The founders were inspired by both Baconian belief in experimental science and by Andreae’s tracts.

Mohammed Hamdy marked it as to-read Nov 03, Grace Hart marked it as to-read Nov 16, A mysterious figure associated with alchemy, Kabbalah, Rosicrucianism, and other philosophical esoterica of the 17th century, Andreae published this intriguing guide to his “perfect” society in He was refused the final examination and church service, probably for attaching a pasquill offensive, libelous note to the chancellor Enzlin’s door, on the occasion of his marriage.

Johannes Valentinus Andreae

He said in old age that he wrote this fake document in his youth circa But like many vaguely-religious Renaissance movements at this time, the scientific ideas being promoted were often tinged vaelntin hermeticism, occultism and neo-Platonic concepts. He visited Dillingen, a bastion of the Jesuitswhom he regarded as the Antichrist. Mar 24, Wreade rated it did not like it Shelves: Liviu rated it liked it Feb 01, Return to Book Page.


Search this index Christianopo,is Catalog. Gets somewhat dull at parts but an excellent book for discussion.

Christianopolis: An Ideal of the 17th Century

This became one of the three founding works of Rosicrucianismwhich was both a legend and a fashionable cultural phenomenon across Europe in this period. Informed by a rigid brand of Christian socialism, Christianopolis also features a high regard for teachers, and approaches the world from both a scientific and artistic perspective.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bill marked it as to-read Mar 26, He befriended Christoph Besold who encouraged Andreae’s interest in esotericism. Ronald marked it as to-read May 05, Here he reformed the school and social institutions, and established institutions for charity and other aids. A mysterious figure associated with nohann, Kabbalah, Rosicrucianism Pondering the characteristics of Utopias and constructing theoretical examples of them has been an intellectual exercise to thrill thinkers at least since the time of Plato’s Republic.

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