Leventhal, Herbert (1941– )
Author of scholarly studies on occultism. He was born October
9, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, and was educated at
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (B.A.,
1962; Ph.D., 1973). His doctoral dissertation, In the Shadow of
the Enlightenment Occultism and Renaissance Science in EighteenthCentury
America, was published by the State University of New
York Press in 1976. It grew out of his research on political
thought in eighteenth-century American culture, in which he
identified relics of occultism and Renaissance science that
played an important part in the outlook of their time.
Sources
Leventhal, Herbert. In the Shadow of the Enlightenment Occultism
and Renaissance Science in Eighteenth Century America. New
York State University of New York Press, 1976.