This is the definitive learn of John Dee and his highbrow occupation. initially released in 1988, this interpretation is much extra certain than any that got here sooner than and is an authoritative account for an individual drawn to the heritage, literature and clinical advancements of the Renaissance, or the occult.
John Dee has involved successive generations. Mathematician, scientist, astrologer and magus on the court docket of Elizabeth I, he nonetheless provokes controversy. to a few he's the genius whose contributions to navigation made attainable the feats of Elizabethan explorers and colonists, to others an alchemist and charlatan.
Thoroughly interpreting Dee’s common philosophy, this ebook offers a balanced overview of his position, and the function of the occult, in sixteenth-century highbrow historical past. It brings jointly insights from a examine of Dee’s writings, the to be had biographical fabric, and his resources as mirrored in his large library and, extra importantly, quite a few surviving annotated volumes from it.
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