BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Primary Sources: Trithemius

Trithemius, Johannes. Polygraphiæ libri sex. Basel: Johann Haselberg, 1518. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Trithemius, Johannes. De septem secundeis. Frankfurt: Cyriacus Jacobus, 1545. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.

Trithemius, Johannes. Liber de octo questionum. Mainz: Johannes Albinus, 1601. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Trithemius, Johannes. Steganographia. Frankfurt: Matthias Becker, 1606. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by Google Books.

Trithemius, Johannes. Steganographia. Frankfurt: Johannes Saurius, 1608. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Trithemius, Johannes. Steganographia. Darmstadt: Balthasar Auleandrus, 1621. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany.

Trithemius, Johannes. Annales Hirsaugienses. St. Gallen: Joannes Georgius Schlegel, 1690. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by Google Books and the Internet Archive.

Trithemius, Johannes. In Praise of Scribes (De laude scriptorum). Edited by Klaus Arnold and translated by Robert Behrendt. Lawrence, Kansas: Coronado Press, 1974.

Other Primary Sources

Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres. Cologne: Johann Soter, 1533. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius. Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Henry Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim. Translated by James Freake. Edited and annotated by Donald Tyson. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2007.

Heidel, Wolfgang Ersnt. Steganographia…vindicata reserata et illustrata. Mainz: Johann Peter Zubrodt, 1676. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.

Kircher, Athanasius. Polygraphia nova et universalis. Rome: Varesius, 1663. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.

Lobkowitz, Juan Caramuel. Steganographiæ nec non claviculæ Salomonis Germani, Ioannis Trithemii. Cologne: Typis Egmondanis, 1635. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent.

Luther, Martin. Werke: Tischreden, 6 vols. Weimar: Hermann Böhlaus, 1912-21. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Internet Archive.

Schott, Gaspar. Schola steganographica. Würzburg: Jobus Hertz, 1680. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by Google Books.

Selenus, Gustavus (August II, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg). Cryptomenytices et cryptographiæ libri IX. Lüneburg: Johann & Heinrich Stern, 1624. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany.

Vigenère, Blaise de. Traicté des Chiffres ou Secrètes Manières d’Escrire. Paris: Abel l’Angelier, 1586. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.

Weyer, Johann. De praestigiis daemonum…accessit pseudomonarchia daemonum. Basel: Officina Oporiniana, 1583. Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Internet Archive.

Wilkins, John. Mercury: or the Secret and Swift Messenger. London: Richard Baldwin, 1694 (originally published 1641). Digitized photographic reproduction provided by the Internet Archive.

Secondary Sources: On Trithemius

Arnold, Klaus. Johannes Trithemius: (1462-1516). 2nd. ed. Quellen und Forschungen zur Geschichte des Bistums und Hochstifts Würzburg, 23. Würzburg: Schöningh, 1991.

Brann, Noel L. The Abbot Trithemius: (1462-1516): The Renaissance of Monastic Humanism. Studies in the History of Christian Thought, 24. Leiden: Brill, 1981.

Brann, Noel L. Trithemius and Magical Theology: A Chapter in the Controversy over Occult Studies in Early Modern Europe. SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions. Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.

Ernst, Thomas. “Schwarzweisse Magie. Der Schlussel zum dritten Buch der Steganographia des Trithemius.” Daphnis 25 (1996): Heft 1.

Kolata, Gina. “A Mystery Unraveled, Twice.” The New York Times, April 14, 1998, pp. F1, F6.

Reeds, James A. “Solved: The Ciphers in Book III of Trithemius’s Steganographia”. Cryptologia 22 (October, 1998): 291-313.

Secondary Sources: Medieval, Renaissance, and Early-Modern Occult

Davies, Owen. Grimoires: A History of Magic Books. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Parry, Glynn. The Arch-Conjuror of England: John Dee. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Sherman, William H. John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.

Shumaker, Wayne. Renaissance Curiosa: John Dee’s Conversations with Angels, Girolamo Cardano’s Horoscope of Christ, Johannes Trithemius and Cryptography, George Dalgrano’s Universal Language. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 8. Binghamton, NY: Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies, 1982.

Thorndike, Lynn. A History of Magic and Experimental Science. 8 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1922-1948.

Van der Laan, J.M. and Andrew Weeks, eds. The Faustian Century: German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus. Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2013.

Walker, D.P. Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella. Studies of the Warburg Institute, 22. London: The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1958.

Yates, Frances A. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Secondary Sources: The History of Cryptology

Kahn, David. The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet. Revised and updated. New York: Scriber, 1996.

Meister, Aloys. Die Geheimschrift im Dienste der päpstichen Kurie. Beiträge zur Geschichte der italienischen Kryptographie des XV. Jahrhunderts. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1902.

Meister, Aloys. Die Anfänge der modernen diplomatischen Geheimschrift. Quellen und Forschungen aus dem Gebiete der Geschichte, 11. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1906.


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