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John Dee : the politics of reading and writing in the English Renaissance

Author: William H Sherman
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1995.
Series: Massachusetts studies in early modern culture.
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This book presents a major reassessment of the career and cultural background of John Dee (1527-1609), one of Elizabethan England's most interesting figures. Challenging the conventional image of the isolated, eccentric philosopher, Sherman situates Dee in a fresh context, revealing that he was a well-connected adviser to the academic, courtly, and commercial circles of his day. The centerpiece of Dee's life is
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Sherman, William H. (William Howard).
John Dee.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94020149
(OCoLC)30671366
Named Person: John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee; John Dee
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Sherman
ISBN: 058527892X 9780585278926
OCLC Number: 45728843
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Politics in the margins: the careers of John Dee --
A living library: the Bibliotheca mortlacensis revisited --
Reading: modern theory and early modern practice --
Dee's marginalia --
Dee's political science: an introduction to the manuscript writings --
Brytannicae reipublicae synopsis (1570): a reader's guide to the Elizabethan commonwealth --
"This British discovery and recovery enterprise": Dee and England's maritime empire. A. General and rare memorials (1576/77). B. Of famous and rich discoveries (1577). C. Brytanici imperii limites (1576-78). D. Thalattokratia brettaniki (1597).
Series Title: Massachusetts studies in early modern culture.
Responsibility: William H. Sherman.

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