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The trash can of my mind
The King James Version of the Bible is well-known, but it’s remarkable that King James VI and I was also the author of a book on daemonology and witchcraft, and more precisely on how to conduct witch hunting. The influence of this book, combined with Jean Bodin's Demonomania, started the great witch craze of the XVIIth century where countless women were executed for commerce with the devil.

The King James Version of the Bible is well-known, but it’s remarkable that King James VI and I was also the author of a book on daemonology and witchcraft, and more precisely on how to conduct witch hunting. The influence of this book, combined with Jean Bodin's Demonomania, started the great witch craze of the XVIIth century where countless women were executed for commerce with the devil.

Map of Nice and its castle in 1610

Map of Nice and its castle in 1610

Newton for ladies

Newton for ladies

Proust’s petit pan de mur jaune, at the edge of Vermeer’s View of Delft.

Proust’s petit pan de mur jaune, at the edge of Vermeer’s View of Delft.

Map of Guadeloupe, 1656

Map of Guadeloupe, 1656

Whale captured in the Mediterranean Sea in 1619. (Engraving by Michael Frommer)

Whale captured in the Mediterranean Sea in 1619. (Engraving by Michael Frommer)

Devanagari characters, from China monumentis qua sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae et artis spectaculis, by Athanasius Kircher, Amsterdam, 1667.

Devanagari characters, from China monumentis qua sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae et artis spectaculis, by Athanasius Kircher, Amsterdam, 1667.