Ex Libris Aby Warburg: Magic and Science

This collection features books covering the subjects of Magic and Science from the personal library of the Hamburg art historian and scholar Aby Warburg (1866-1929). These books formed the basis of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, which was officially opened in 1926 and emigrated to London in 1933-1934.

As suggested by the name of the Library named after him, Warburg had wide-ranging interests in Kulturwissenschaft, a term difficult to translate, but usually rendered as ‘cultural studies’, understood in its widest, anthropological sense. It is well-illustrated here by his collection on Magic and Science (classmark F). Together with Philosophy (A) and Religion (B, G), it makes up the broader category of ‘Orientation’, which deals with man’s attempts to make sense of his place in the world.


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Zug vom Norden, Der
Zug vom Norden, Der
Partial contents: Die Trojaburgen, p. [39]-52., Willy Pastor., Warburg Institute copy has bookplate of Aby Warburg., Aby Warburg's copy.
Zur Alchemie bei den Arabern
Zur Alchemie bei den Arabern
von dr. Eilhard Wiedemann., Cover-title. Aby Warburg's copy.
Zur Geistebannung im Altertum
Zur Geistebannung im Altertum
Offprint from: Festschrift zur Jahrhundertfeier der Universität zu Breslau. Im Namen der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde. 1911.
Zur pseudepigraphischen Literatur
Zur pseudepigraphischen Literatur
Aus hebräischen und arabischen Quellen, von M. Steinschneider., Aby Warburg's copy.
[De Stephano Alexandrino]
[De Stephano Alexandrino]
Offprint from: Index scholarum quae ... in Universitate Fridericia Guilelmia Rhenana ... ; praefatus est Hermannus Usener de Stephano Alexandrino. Bonn. 1879. Aby Warburg's copy.

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