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Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527 - 1609) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures of the Tudor world.
In this fascinating book - the first full-length biography of Dee based on primary historical sources - Glyn Parry explores Dees vast array of political, magical, and scientific writings and finds that they cast significant new light on policy struggles in the Elizabethan court, conservative attacks on magic, and Europe's religious wars. John Dee was more than just a fringe magus, Parry shows: he was a major figure of the Reformation and Renaissance.
Publication date: 2011-04-24
Number of pages: 384
Publisher: Yale University Press
Subjects: Category, Non-fiction, Humanities, History, British & Irish History, Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, Religion & Beliefs, Occult Studies, Lifestyle, Sport And Leisure, Biography & True Stories, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Biography: Religious & Spiritual, Biography: Royalty, Biography: Science, Technology & Medicine, Medicine, Health And Personal Development, Mind Body Spirit, Magic, Spells & Alchemy, Published in the UK