Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician
by Leo Ruickbie (Goodreads Author)
Five hundred years ago the legend was born of a man who sold his soul to the Devil for power, wealth and women. It is a legend that has inspired genius and still inspires high art and popular culture alike. Around the world there are hundreds of nightly performances of Goethe's Faust, as well as actual attempts at soul-selling on eBay. Faustus has rightly been described as...more
Hardcover, UK Printing, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by The History Press
(first published 2009)
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Never really got into this book. The author does a lot of supposing on what "may" have happened, since there aren't a lot of verifiable facts to really flesh out a whole book. Also, he goes off on these long tangents that sometimes tie into the story and sometimes they don't.
Dr Leo Ruickbie is a sociologist and historian specialising in the field of witchcraft, Wicca, magic and the occult. He hold a PhD from King's College, London, for his work on modern witchcraft, and is the author of several books including Witchcraft Out of the Shadows and Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician. In 2008 and 2009 he exhibited on the subject of witchcraft in France....moreMore about Leo Ruickbie...