John Dee S Conversations With Angels

Author: Deborah E. Harkness
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521622288
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This book is about Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher John Dee and his 'conversations with angels'.

Renaissance Curiosa

Author: Wayne Shumaker
Editor: Mrts
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Arguing With Angels

Author: Egil Asprem
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438441924
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An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.

Conversations With Angels

Author: Joad Raymond
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 023055203X
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This collection offers a new and compelling vision of the place of angels in medieval and early modern Europe. Through literal and figurative conversations with angels, humans acquired or imagined new forms of knowledge and new understandings of the relationship between God and man and of the arrangement of the natural world. By looking at these conversations, the authors, from many disciplines, recover lost perspectives on the social and cultural histories of theology, magic, natural philosophy, music and literature in medieval and early modern Europe. The essays explore points of convergence among the disciplines and between medieval and Renaissance theology, natural philosophy, politics and imaginative culture. They restore to angels some of the intellectual vitality and cultural substance that recent centuries have taken away, and bring angels closer to humans

The Complete Mystical Records Of Dr John Dee 3 Volume Set

Author: Kevin Klein
Editor: Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 9780738763002
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Now available in a three-volume paperback set, this is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love ten years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts are only available in this set. Each page is laid out to match the original manuscripts, including lines, marks, notations, diagrams, and notes that Dee wrote on the paper. Also includes ten appendices featuring maps, a gazetteer, the 48 Keys, the complete Angelic lexicon, a glossary of archaic words, a manuscript index, and much more. A deluxe three-volume paperback edition of the sold-out limited-edition hardcover set (9780738752587).

John Dee

Author: John Dee
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556434723
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"This anthology provides the general reader with a selection of Dee's writings illustrating his multifarious interests - from Hermetic and Cabalistic philosophy to mathematics, astronomy, astrology, and navigation. Drawing on such works as the Monas Hieroglyphica and the celebrated Preface to Euclid, as well as on the "Spiritual Diaries," Gerald Suster's selection reaffirms Dee's central position in the history of Renaissance esotericism and the development of Western Magic."--BOOK JACKET.

The Jewel House

Author: Deborah E. Harkness
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780300111965
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Bestselling author Deborah Harkness (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night) explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, barber-surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters, she contends, formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. While Francis Bacon has been widely regarded as the father of modern science, scores of his London contemporaries also deserve a share in this distinction. It was their collaborative, yet often contentious, ethos that helped to develop the ideals of modern scientific research. The book examines six particularly fascinating episodes of scientific inquiry and dispute in sixteenth-century London, bringing to life the individuals involved and the challenges they faced. These men and women experimented and invented, argued and competed, waged wars in the press, and struggled to understand the complexities of the natural world. Together their stories illuminate the blind alleys and surprising twists and turns taken as medieval philosophy gave way to the empirical, experimental culture that became a hallmark of the Scientific Revolution.

Locations Of Knowledge In Medieval And Early Modern Europe

Author: Kocku Von Stuckrad
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004184228
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Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religion.

John Dee Interdisciplinary Studies In English Renaissance Thought

Author: Stephen Clucas
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402042469
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Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.

Textures Of Renaissance Knowledge

Author: Philippa Berry
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064654
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This text addresses the multiple, complex and overlapping, sometimes contradictory and frequently strange forms of knowledge in circulation during a period recognized as a turning point in the intellectual history of Western Europe, and which is described as 'early modern' or 'Renaissance'.