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John Dee's Conversations with Angels Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature

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ISBN-10: 0521027489

ISBN-13: 9780521027489

Edition: 2006

Authors: Deborah Harkness

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Elizabethan England's most famous natural philosopher John Dee recorded his reflections on the natural world, the practice of natural philosophy, and the apocalypse in a series of conversations with angels, which have long been an enigmatic facet of his life and work. This book makes extensive use of Dee's library and annotations to clarify this mystery by providing a detailed analysis of these conversations. Professor Harkness contextualizes Dee's angel conversations within the natural, philosophical, religious, and social contexts of his time, arguing that the conversations represent a continuing development of John Dee's earlier concerns and interests. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the history of science, students of religion, and everyone who approaches the new millennium with a wary eye.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Fergus McNeill has been creating computer games since the early eighties, writing his first interactive fiction titles while still at school. Over the years he has designed, directed and illustrated games for all sorts of systems, including the BBC Micro, the Apple iPad, and almost everything in between.Now running an app development studio, Fergus lives in Hampshire with his wife and teenage son. EYE CONTACT is his first novel.You can visit Fergus's website www.fergusmcneill.co.uk, find him on Facebook www.facebook.com/fergusmcneillauthor or follow him on Twitter twitter.com/fergusmcneill.Deborah Harkness was born in 1965. She received a B. A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1986, a M. A. from Northwestern University in 1990, and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Davis in 1994. She is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Harkness is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, specializing in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Her first novel, A Discovery of Witches, was published in 2011. She is the author of the All Souls Trilogy. In 2006, she began a wine blog entitled, Good Wine Under $20. It provides an online record of her search for the best, most affordable wines. In 2014 she made The New York Times Bestseller List with The Book of Life.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations and conventions
Introduction
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
Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Index