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John Dee's conversations with angels : cabala, alchemy, and the end of nature

Author: Deborah E Harkness
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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"John Dee (1527-1608/9) was a Cambridge-educated natural philosopher who served Queen Elizabeth I as court astrologer and who wrote works on many subjects including mathematics, alchemy, and astronomy. His most prolonged intellectual project, however, was conversations with angels using a crystal ball and a variety of assistants with visionary abilities. Dee's angel conversations have long puzzled scholars of early  Read more...
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Named Person: John Dee; John Dee; John Dee
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah E Harkness
ISBN: 052162228X 9780521622288
OCLC Number: 39748178
Description: xiii, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis --
The Colloquium of Angels: Prague, 1586 --
Building Jacob's Ladder: The Genesis of the Angel Conversations --
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Angelology as Natural Philosophy --
Revelations --
"Then Commeth the Ende": Apocalypse, Natural Philosophy, and the Angel Conversations --
"The True Cabala": Reading the Book of Nature --
Adam's Alchemy: The Medicine of God and the Restitution of Nature.
Responsibility: Deborah E. Harkness.
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This book is about Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher John Dee and his 'conversations with angels'.  Read more...

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