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Essential Nostradamus

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ISBN-10: 1585424609

ISBN-13: 9781585424603

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard Smoley

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A uniquely serious and accessible introduction to the life and work of the mysterious sixteenth-century seer Michel de Nostradamus. From his predictions about life and death in the Middle French court of Catherine de' Medici to his uncannily suggestive preconceptions of World War II, Michel de Nostradamus has aroused continual fascination-and commercialization-in the West. Today, many search his elliptical "centuries"-or collected verses-for new truths about 9/11 and End Times, while supermarket tabloids routinely falsify and exploit his pronouncements. What is the difference between prophecy and prediction, and how has it led to a misuse of the ideas of Nostradamus, as well as those of…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Prophet's Life
Map of Europe in 1560
Historical Note
The Prophecies
A Note on the Translation
Century I
Century II
Century III
Century IV
Century V
Century VI
Century VII
Century VIII
Century IX
Century X
Nostradamus and the Uses of Prophecy
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Translator