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John Dee : interdisciplinary studies in English Renaissance thought

Author: Stephen Clucas
Publisher: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 193.
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"The career of John Dee has played a significant role in recent historiographical debates about the relationship between magic and science in the early modern period. This collection of interdisciplinary essays, which addresses a wide range of Dee's diverse intellectual activities (including mathematics, astronomy, navigation, astrology, alchemy, cabala and "angel magic"), seeks to enlarge the scope of this debate,  Read more...
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John Dee.
Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, c2006
(DLC) 2007451201
(OCoLC)69105495
Named Person: John Dee; John Dee
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Clucas
ISBN: 9781402042461 1402042469 1402042450 9781402042454
OCLC Number: 209932579
Notes: Sixteen contributions, based on presentations made at an interdisciplinary colloquium held at Birkbeck College, University of London, Apr. 1995.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 366 p.) : ill., facsims.
Contents: INTRODUCTION; JOHN DEE'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY REVISITED; WINGS (OR STAIRS) TO THE HEAVENS; LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON?; JOHN DEE AND ASTROLOGY IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND; JOHN DEE'S INTEREST IN THE APPLICATION OF NAUTICAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND LAW TO ENGLISH NAVAL AFFAIRS; JOHN DEE'S COLUMBIAN ENCOUNTER; JOHN DEE AND THE KABBALAH; THE ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF JOHN DEE'S MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA; JOHN DEE AND THE MAGIC TABLES IN THE BOOK OF SOYGA; PARACELSUS, SCRYING, AND THE LINGUA ADAMICA; JOHN DEE'S ANGELIC CONVERSATIONS AND THE ARS NOTORIA.
Series Title: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 193.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Clucas.
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