NotesJohann Georg Faust A Brief Timeline of Faust A Brief Timeline of Faust The story of Faust is a product of, and a commentary on its times and so is our interpretation of it a product of, and a commentary on our own time. A society subject to God is replaced by one which hopes to prosper despite God. Faust’s ambitions are first …Continue reading "Notes" Joannes Faustus (portrait)…. Joannes Faustus (portrait). 17th century German portrait of Faustus. Artist Unknown. Although often displayed as a portrait of Johann Georg Faust, this is likely a portrait of Johann Fust, a printer from roughly the same area who (a generation of so earlier) was a business partner of Gutenberg. He is holding, not a grimoire, but …Continue reading "Notes" Depiction of Georg Faust…. Depiction of Georg Faust.Pasted from Johannes Faust riding out of Auerbach’s Cellar (clip of an Johannes Faust riding out of Auerbach’s Cellar (clip of an illustration) http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/ImageDetail.aspx?p_iBildID=7348435 Georg Faust….Johann Fust NOT Georg Faust. Although this has been identified as a portrait of the living Faust (www.bildarchivaustria.at), it is actually a portrait of the business partner of Gutenberg, Johann Fust, by Johann Leonhard Blanck. There are similarities between the two men: They are from roughly the same area, and the same time period, and of …Continue reading "Notes" Portrait of Georg Faust Portrait of Georg FaustThis is an impression seen in a chapbook of 1726, but is it any older than that? Faust, GeorgIdentifier: http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Bildarchiv//571/B7348337T7348342.jpgPasted from Fact and Fiction Fact and Fiction Doctor Faustus, Second Edition (at Amazon)Christopher MarloweMichael Keefer9781551112107http://books.google.com/books?id=3bj6tC_fv78C2007Broadview Press Hanseatic League dominated Northern Europe sea trade about 1350 Hanseatic League dominated Northern Europe sea trade about 1350 – 1490.The period of time that the Hanseatic League dominated the sea trade in Northern Europe was very short—only about 100 years from about 1350 until about 1490. However, during that time the Hanseatic League had the effect of bringing an early “Renaissance” to northern Europe …Continue reading "Notes" The Revolution of 1525 The Revolution of 1525Peasants rebellion was most severe in areas including Erfurt, Wurttemberg, etc. These are areas closely associated with the real Faust (living approx. 1480 – 1540).“…the German Peasants’ War, the largest insurrection in European history before the French Revolution.”“Psychologically, the revolution was a major event in the early Protestant Reformation: it strengthened the …Continue reading "Notes" Renaissance Attitudes Towards Faustus as a Magician Renaissance Attitudes Towards Faustus as a MagicianA Look at Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus The “Real Faust”“It is now clear to us that the real Dr. Faust, on whom Marlowe based his play, was not a magician at all but rather an incredible braggart and trickster. His stories were bred in the German inns of the …Continue reading "Notes" If I… If I, Martin Luther, had given him even my hand, he would have destroyed me. Martin Luther portrait by Hans Holbein the YoungerFROM THE TISCHREDEN OF MARTIN LUTHER. ‘Mention was made of magicians and the magic art, and how Satan blinded men. Much was said about Faust, who called the devil his brother-in-law, and the …Continue reading "Notes" Grimoires: [The historical presence of Faust and the development of his legend from Owen Davies’ Grimoires: a history of magic books:] Grimoires: a history of magic booksBy Owen Davies p50. Get it at Amazon Grimoires: [The early formation of the developing Faust legend into the original Faust book or Faustbuch from Owen Davies’ Grimoires: a history of magic books. Below – the influential woodcut from the 1553 book The Devil of Magic (Der Zauber Teuffel).] Grimoires: a history of magic booksBy Owen Davies P.50. Get it at Amazon Re: Devil …Continue reading "Notes" Doktor Faust Doktor FaustPasted from Artist Anonymous. Date approx 16th century. Philip Begardi… Philip Begardi, a physician in Worms“Paradoxically, Faust was saved from the oblivion into which most contemporary necromancers and astrologers fell at least in part by his very notoriety. In 1539, around the time of his death, Philip Begardi, a physician in Worms, attested that many people had complained to him that they had been cheated …Continue reading "Notes" The Sin of Knowledge The Sin of Knowledge By Theodore Ziolkowski“In the course of the fifty years following his death Faust had become notorious as a negative exemplum for a life of sexual degeneracy, charlatanry, and sorcery. Inevitably, stones so varied and popular began to be collected. In the university town of Erfurt a group of tales relating Faust’s …Continue reading "Notes" Chorus…. Chorus. Christopher Marlowe,. 1909-14. Doctor Faustus.Now is he born, his parents base of stock,In Germany, within a town call’d Rhodes; Of riper years to Wittenberg he went,Whereas his kinsmen chiefly brought him up. 15So soon he profits in divinity,The fruitful plot of scholarism grac’d,That shortly he was grac’d with doctor’s name,Excelling all those sweet delight …Continue reading "Notes"