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The arch-conjuror of England : John Dee

Author: G J R Parry
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527-1609) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures of the Tudor world. In this fascinating book -- the first full-length biography of Dee based on primary historical sources -- Glyn Parry explores Deeʹs vast array of political, magical, and scientific writings and finds that they cast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: John Dee; Elizabeth, Queen of England; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; Elizabeth, Queen of England; John Dee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J R Parry
ISBN: 9780300117196 0300117191
OCLC Number: 744977409
Description: xii, 335 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A world full of magic --
The rays of celestial virtue --
Conjuring the future --
A royal occult institute --
The Kabbalah of creation --
"The great conjuror" --
Hunting for the philosopher's stone --
War amongst the alchemists --
Recovering the lost empire --
"More is hid, than uttered" : the philosopher's stone and empire --
Rehabilitating "the arch-conjuror" --
Defending Elizabeth against the dark arts --
"The winking eye of Achitophel" --
"Misbegotten time" : reforming the calendar --
Called to a king's office : Laski and the second coming --
"Chief governor of our philosophical proceedings" --
The magnificent master alchemist --
The counter-revolution against magic --
Conjuring up a Spanish conquest --
Checkmate : exiling the conjuror to Manchester --
Demonising the exorcists.
Responsibility: Glyn Parry.

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Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527-1609) was one of the most colourful and controversial figures of the Tudor  Read more...
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Longman/History Today Book Prize. -- Longman/History award Longman

 
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