The court of Rudolf II in Prague
The Theatre Of The World: Alchemy, Astrology and Magic in Renaissance Prague
The Theatre of the World is the enchanting story of the doomed dreamer Rudolf II, an emperor more interested in the great minds of his age than in the exercise of his immense power. Rarely leaving Prague castle, he gathered around him a galaxy of famous figures: among them, the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, the German mathematician Johannes Kepler, the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno and the English magus John Dee.
The Mercurial Emperor: The Magic Circle of Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague
In the late 16th century the greatest philosophers, alchemists, astronomers, painters, and mathematicians of the day flocked to Prague to work under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, an emperor more interested in the great minds of his times than in the exercise of his immense power.