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List of Porta’s Works

The editors of the “Edizione Nazionale Delle Opere di Giovan Battista della Porta” (Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Raffaele Sirri, general editor) have so far printed an impressive number of Porta’s texts:

  • Ars reminiscendi, 1602 (1996).
  • Claudii Ptolemaei magnae constructionis liber primus, 1588 (2000).
  • Coelestis physiognomonia, 1603 (1996).
  • De aeris transmutationibus, 1610 (2000).
  • De ea naturalis physiognomoniae parte quale ad manuum lineas spectat libri duo (2003).
  • De humana physiognomonia—libri sex, 1584/1601 (2011).
  • Della fisionomia dell’uomo Libri sei, 1596 (2011–13). (Scholar)
  • De munitione libri tres, 1608 (2013).
  • Elementorum curvilineorum libri tres, 1610 (2005).
  • Pneumaticorum libri tres, 1601 (2008).
  • Taumatologia e Criptologia (2013).
  • Teatro, in 4 Volumes (2000–2003)
  • Villae, in 3 Volumes, 1592 (2010).

Other editions

  • De telescopio. Edited and introduced by Vasco Ronchi e Maria Amalia Naldoni. Florence: Fondazione Giorgio Ronchi. 1962
  • Metoposcopia. Edited and introduced by Giovanni Aquilecchia. Naples: Istituto Suor Orsola Benincasa. 1990.

Historic editions and translations

  • De distillationibus libri IX. Strasbourg: L. Zetzner, 1609.
  • Magiae naturalis, sive, De miraculis rerum naturalivm libri IIII. Naples: Matthias Cancer, 1558.
  • Magiae Naturalis libri xx. Napels: Horazio Salviani 1589
  • Natural magick. London, 1658. [Anastatic reprint, of English Translation of 1589 edn. Of the Magia. New York: Basic Books, 1957] (Scholar)

To this date, there are still very few English translations of Porta’s works available. Especially the editions to Fratelli Rivali (Clubb) and Sorella (Beecher and Ferraro), two of Porta’s plays, contain highly readable and valuable introductions:

  • Magia Naturalis [ed.1589]: Natural magick. London, 1658. [Anastatic reprint, New York: Basic Books, 1957] (Scholar)
  • Gli duoi fratelli rivali: Della Porta, Giovan Battista, 1980, Gli duoi fratelli rivali / The Two Rival Brothers, bilingual version, translated with introduction by L. G. Clubb, Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Sorellla: della Porta, Giovanbattista, 2000, The Sister, translated with introduction by Donald Beecher and Bruno Ferraro, Ottawa: Dovehouse. (Scholar)
  • L’arte del ricordare [tr. of the Italian version of Ars reminiscendi]: Della Porta, Giovan Battista, 2012, The Art of Remembering, transl. by Miriam Aloisio & al., ed. by Armando Maggi, Ravenna: Longo.

Secondary Literature

  • Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1991, De occulta philosophia libri tres, ed. by Vittoria Perrone Compagni, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Arnold, Klaus, 1991, Johannes Trithemius (1462–1516), Würzburg: Schöningh. (Scholar)
  • Badaloni, Nicola, 1959/1960, “I fratelli Della Porta e la cultura magica ed astrologica a Napoli nel ‘500”, Studi Storici, 4: 677–715. (Scholar)
  • Balbiani, Laura, 1999, “La ricezione della Magia naturalis di Giovan, Battista della Porta nella Cultura e scienza dall’Italia all’Europa”, Bruniana et Campanelliana, 5: 277–303. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, Giambattista della Porta, Frankfurt/M: Lang. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Alte und neue Medien in der Della Porta-Rezeption: enzyklopädische Nachschlagewerke und World Wide Web”, Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth- Gesellschaft, 18:191–214. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Die Übersetzung der Magia Naturalis von Giovan Battista Porta: Christian Knorr von Rosenroth als Vermittler naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse”, Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft, 11: 105–123. (Scholar)
  • Baldini, Ugo, 2001, “The Roman Inquisition’s Condemnation of Astrology: Antecedents, Reasons and Consequences”, in Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy, edited by Gigliola Fragnito, translated by Adrian Belton, pp. 79–110. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Battafarano, Italo Michele, 1990, “Spee – Harstrffer –Knorr von Rosenroth. La ricezione di Giovan Battista Della Porta in Germania dalle polemiche demonologiche alla genesi del linguaggio scientifico tedesco”, in Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo. Naples: Guida, pp. 311–335. (Scholar)
  • Beaulieu, Armand, 1990, “L’influence de Della Porta sur la physique en France au XVIIe siécle”, in in Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo. Naples: Guida, pp. 291–309.
  • Biagioli, Mario, 1991, Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Bolzoni, Lina, 1990, “Retorica, teatro, iconologia, nell’arte della memoria del Della Porta”, in Giovan Battista della Porta nell’ Europa del suo tempo, Naples: Guida, pp. 337–385. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2002, The Gallery of Memory: Literary and Iconographic Models in the Age of the Printing Press, Jeremy Parzen (transl.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Borrelli, Arianna, 2011, “Giovan Battista della Porta’s Neapolitan Magic and his Humanistic Meteorology”, in Siegrfied Zielinski and Eckhard Fürlüs (eds.), Variantology 5. On deep relations of arts, sciences and echnologies, Cologne: Walter König, pp. 103–130. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “Thinking with Optical Objects: Glass spheres, Lenses and refraction in Giovan Battista della Porta’s optical writings” Jounal of Early Modern Studies, 3: 39–62. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “Thinking with Optical Objects: Glass spheres, Lenses and refraction in Giovan Battista della Porta’s optical writings”, Journal of Early Modern Studies, 3: 39–62. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017, “Optical diagrams as ‘paper tools’. Della Porta’s analysis of biconvex lenses from De refractione to De telescopio”, in Borrelli A., Hon. G., and Zik Y., (eds), Giambattista Della Porta (1535–1615). A Reassessment, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 57–96 (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019, “Heat and Moving Spirits in Telesio’s and Della Porta’s Meteorological Treatises”, in Pietro Daniel Omodeo (ed.), Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance, Leiden: Brill pp. 66–95. (Scholar)
  • Caputo, Cosimo, 1982, “La struttura del segno fisiognomico. Giambattista della Porta e l’universo culturale del ’500”, Il Protagora, 22: 63–102. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990, “Un manuale di semiotica del Cinquecento: il ‘De humana Physiognomonia’ di Giovan Battista della Porta”, in Maurizio Torrini in Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista della Porta nell’ Europa del suo tempo, Naples: Guida, pp. 69–91. (Scholar)
  • Cassirer, Ernst, 2002, Individuum und Kosmos in der Philosophie der Renaissance. Die Platonische Renaissance in England und die Schule von Cambridge, Hamburg: Meiner. (Scholar)
  • Clubb, Louise George, 1964, Giambattista della Porta, Dramatist, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Nicht durch das Wort allein. Jenseits der Sprache von Della Portas Theater” Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Chrsitian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft, 18: 174–77. (Scholar)
  • Copenhaver, Brian P., 1991, “A Tale of Two Fishes, Magical objects in Natural History from Antiquity through the Scientific revolution”, Journal of the history of ideas, 25: 373–398. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, “The occultist tradition and its critics” in Daniel Garber and Michael Ayers (eds.) The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, vol. 1 pp. 454–457, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2007, “How to do magic and why: philosophical prescriptions”, in James Hankins (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Daston, Lorraine and Katharine Park, 1998, Wonders and the order of nature, 1150–1750, New York: Zone Books. (Scholar)
  • Daston, Lorraine and Peter Galison, 2007, Objectivity, New York: Zone Books. (Scholar)
  • Dijksterhuis, Fokko Jan, 2017 “Magic from the North: Instruments of Fire and Light in the Early Seventeenth Century”, in Borrelli A., Hon. G., and Zik Y., (eds), Giambattista Della Porta (1535–1615). A Reassessment, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 125–143. (Scholar)
  • Dupré, Sven, 2007, “Images in the air. Optical games, magic and imagination”, in C. Göttler and W. Neuber (eds.), Spirits Unseen. The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture, Leiden: Brill pp. 71–91. (Scholar)
  • Eamon, William, 1994, Science and the secrets of Nature. Books of secrets in medieval and early modern culture, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1995, “Natural magic and utopia in the Cinquecento. Campanella, the Della Porta Circle, and the Revolt of Calabria”, Memorie Domenicane, 26 n.s. [nuova serie]: 369–402. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2010, The Professor of Secrets. Mystery, Magic and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy, Washington DC: National Geographic. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, “How to Read a Book of Secrets”, in Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin (eds.), Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800, Surrey and Burlington: Ashgate, pp. 23–46. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017, “A theater of Experiments: Giambattista Della Porta and the Scientific Culture Renaissance Naples”, in Borrelli A., Hon. G., and Zik Y., (eds), Giambattista Della Porta (1535–1615). A Reassessment, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 11–38. (Scholar)
  • Eming, Jutta, 2020, “Magie und Wunderbares. Aspekte ihrer ästhetischen und epistemischen Konvergenz,“ in Jutta Eming, Volkhard Wels (eds.), Der Begriff der Magie in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 81–112 (Scholar)
  • Ernst, Germana, 1990, “I poteri delle streghe tra cause naturali e interventi diabolici. Spunti di un dibattito”, in Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo, Naples: Guida, pp. 167–197. (Scholar)
  • Ficino, Marsilio, 1989 [1489], Three books on life, Carol V. Kaske and John R. Clark (ed., trans, comment). Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies in conjunction with the Renaissance Society of America. (Scholar)
  • Frangenberg, Thomas, 1991, “Perspectivist Aristotelianism: Three Case-studies of Cinquecento Visual Theory”, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 54: 137–158. (Scholar)
  • Freedberg, David, 2002, The eye of the lynx. Galileo, his friends, and the beginning of modern natural history, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Fumikazu, Saito, 2011, O telescópio na magia natural de Giambattista della Porta, São Paulo, Educ/Livraria da Física/FAPESP. (Scholar)
  • Gentilcore, David, 1998, Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy, Manchester: Manchester University Press. (Scholar)
  • Gherardini, Paola, 1971, “Problemi critici e metodologici er lo studio del teatro di Giovan Battista Porta”, Bibbliotheca teatrale, 1: 137–60. (Scholar)
  • Giglioni, Guido, 2011, “Coping with Inner and Outer Demons: Marsilio Ficino’s Theory of the Imagination”, in Yasmin Haskell (ed.), Diseases of the imagination and imaginary disease in the early modern period, Turnhout: Brepols. (Scholar)
  • Giovannozzi, Delfina, 2006, Spiritus mundus quidam. Il concetto di spirito nell’opera di Giordano Bruno, Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura. (Scholar)
  • Greenblatt, Stephen, 1980, Renaissance Self-fashioning: From More to Shakespeare, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Hankins, James, 2003, “Ficino, Avicenna and the Occult Powers of the Rational Soul”, in Fabrizio Meroi and Elisabetta Scapparone (eds.) La magia nell’Europa moderna: Tra antica sapienza e filosofia naturale, Florence: Olschki, pp. 35–52 (Scholar)
  • Harkness, Deborah E., 1999, John Dee’s conversations with Angels. Cabala, alchemy, and the end of nature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Henry, John, 1986, “Occult Qualities and the Experimental Philosophy. Active Principles in pre-Newtonian Matter Theory”, History of Science, 24: 335–81. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “The Fragmentation of Renaissance Occultism and the Decline of Magic”, History of Science, 46: 1–48. (Scholar)
  • Jalobeanu, Dana, 2020, “Enacting recipes: Giovan Battista Della Porta and Francis Bacon on technologies, experiments, and processes of nature”, Centaurus, 62: 425–446. (Scholar)
  • Kahn, Didier & Perifano, Alfredo, 2018, “Giambattista Della Porta e l’allegoria alchemica De Phoebi et Pythonis pugna”, in A. Paolella, G. Rispoli (eds.), Il cenacolo alchemico: incontri ed eventi ispirati al pensiero di Giovan Battista Della Porta, Naples: Il Faro d’Ippocrate, pp. 43–64. (Scholar)
  • Kingsley, Peter, 1995, Ancient philosophy, mystery, and magic. Empedocles and the Pythagorean tradition, Oxford: Clarendon. (Scholar)
  • Klaassen, Frank, 2013, The Transformations of Magic. Illicit Learned Magic in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance, University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press. (Scholar)
  • Kodera, Sergius, 2006, “Der Magus und die Stripperinnen. Giambattista Portas indiskrete Renaissance-Magie”, in B. Felderer and E. Strouhal (eds.), Rare Künste. Zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Zauberkunst, Vienna: Springer, pp. 55–78. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2010, Disreputable Bodies. Magic, Gender, and Medicine in Renaissance Natural Philosophy, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012, “Giambattista Della Porta’s Histrionic Science”, California Italian Studies, 3: 1–27. [Kodera 2012 available online] (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “The Laboratory as Stage: Giovan Battista della Porta’s Experiments”, Journal of Early Modern Studies, 3: 15–38. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2015, “Bestiality and Gluttony in Theory and Practice in the Comedies of Giovan Battista Della Porta”, Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme, 38: 83–113 (Scholar)
  • –––, 2018, “Giovan Battista Della Porta’s Imagination”, in: Christoph Lüthy, Claudia Swan, Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Claus Zittel (eds.) Image, Imagination, and Cognition. Medieval and Early Modern Theory and Practice, Leiden: Brill pp. 117–146.. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019, “Giovan Battista della Porta’s Erotomanic Art of Recollection”, in Jacqueline Murray and Nicholas Terpstra (eds.), Sex, gender and sexuality in Renaissance Italy, London, New York: Routledge, pp. 226–246. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2020a, “Needles and Pins on the Scaffold: Francis Bacon and Giovan Battista della Porta on the Motions of the Human Soul and the Passions of the Lodestone”, Journal of Early Modern Studies 9: 33–65. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2020b, “Negotiating Neoplatonic Image Theory: The Production of Mental Images in Marsilio Ficino and Giovan Battista della Porta’s Magic Lamps.” In: Berthold Hub Sergius Kodera (eds.), Iconology. Neoplatonism and Art in the Renaissance. Perspectives and Contexts of a Controversial Alliance. New York and London: Routledge pp. 77–93 (Scholar)
  • Lazardzig, Jan, 2008, “Gottesfaden und Weltenhebel. Zum Verhältnis von weißer Magie und Mechanik im 17. Jahrhundert”, Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft 18: 113–135. (Scholar)
  • MacDonald, Katherine, 2005, “Humanistic Self-Representation in Giovan Battista Della Porta’s Della Fisonomia dell’uomo. Antecedents and Innovation”, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 36: 397–414. (Scholar)
  • Maggi, Armando, 2015, “Magia e demonologia nelle opere di Della Porta”, Marco Santoro (ed.), La ‘Mirabile’ Natura. Magia e scienza in Giovan Battista Della Porta (1615–2015), Pisa, Rome: Serra, pp. 201–207. (Scholar)
  • Müller-Jahncke, Wolf-Dieter, 1990, “Die Phytognomonica Giovan Battista Della Portas als medizinische Signaturenlehre”, in Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo. Naples: Guida, pp. 93–99. (Scholar)
  • Muraro-Vaiani, Luisa, 1978, Giambattista della Porta. Mago e scienziato. In appendice l’indice della Thaumaturgia, Milan: Feltrinelli. (Scholar)
  • Muratori, Cecilia, 2017, “From Animal Bodies To Human Souls: (Pseudo)Aristotelian Animals in Della Porta’s Physiognomics”, Early Science and Medicine, 22: 1–23. (Scholar)
  • Napolitani, Pier Daniele, 1990, “La matematica nell’opera di Giovan Battista Della Porta”, Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo. Naples: Guida, pp. 113–165. (Scholar)
  • Orsi, Laura, 2005, “Giovan Battista Della Porta’s Villa (1592) between tradition, reality and fiction,” Annali di storia moderna e contemporanea, 11: 11–66. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Die literarische Dimension von Giovan Battista Della Portas Villa”, Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft, 18: 153–75. (Scholar)
  • Paolella, Alfonso, 2004, “G. B. Della Porta e l’astrologia: la Coelestis Physiognomonia”, in M. Montanile (ed.), Atti del Convegno L’Edizione nazionale del teatro e l’opera di G.B. Della Porta. Salerno 23 maggio 2002, Pisa-Rome, Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici internazionali, pp. 19–42. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Die Physiognomonie von Della Porta und Lavater und die Phrenologie von Galls”, Morgen-Glantz. Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft, 18: 137–53. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2015, “La fisiognomica di G.B. Della Porta e la sua influenza sulle ricerche posteriori”, in Atti del Convegno Giovan Battista Della Porta nel IV Centenario della morte (1535–1615), Piano di Sorrento, 27 febbraio 2015, Roma, ed. Scienze e Lettere, 43–62. (Scholar)
  • Perfetti, Amalia, 2001, “L’alchimia a Napoli tra Cinquecento e Seicento: Leonardo Fioravanti e Giovan Battista Della Porta in Napoli viceregno spagnolo. Una capitale della cultura alle origini dell’Europa moderna, (sec. XVI-XVII)”, in Monika Bosse, Andrea Stoll (eds.), Atti del Colloquio tenuto a Bielefeld nel 1994, Naples: Vivarium, 2001, pp. 311–328.
  • Piccari, Paolo, 2007, Giovan Battista della Porta. Il filosofo, il retore, lo scienziato, Milan: Franco Angeli. (Scholar)
  • Pomponazzi, Pietro, 2011, De incantationibus, ed by Vittoria Perrone-Compagni, Florence: Olschki. (Scholar)
  • Rees, Graham, 1990, “Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum: Prelude to remarks on the influence of the Magia naturalis”, Maurizio Torrini (ed.), Giovan Battista Della Porta nell’Europa del suo tempo. Naples: Guida, pp. 261–271. (Scholar)
  • Reeves, Eileen, 2008, Galileo’s Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
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  • Shumaker, Wayne, 1972, The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance, Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 2018, “Giovan Battista Della Porta linceo”, A. Paolella, G. Rispoli (eds.), Il cenacolo alchemico: incontri ed eventi ispirati al pensiero di Giovan Battista Della Porta, Naples: Il Faro d’Ippocrate, pp. 27–42. (Scholar)
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  • –––, 2005, “Il corpus fisiognomico dellaportiano tra censura e autocensura”, in I primi Lincei e il Sant’Ufficio. Questioni di scienze e di fede, Rome: Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, pp. 235–72. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016, “Nel cantiere della Magia”, in Marco Santoro (ed.), La ‘Mirabile’ Natura. Magia e scienza in Giovan Battista Della Porta (1615–2015), Pisa, Rome: Serra, pp. 219–231. (Scholar)
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  • Valente, Michaela, 1999, “Della Porta e l’inquisizione. Nuovi documenti dell’ Archivio del Sant’Uffizio”, Bruniana et Campanelliana, 5(2): 415–434. (Scholar)
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