Deborah E. Harkness
Title: John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher: Cambridge University Press November 1999
052162228X / 9780521622288
Seller ID: 106296
A new copy, the current print-on-demand hardcover with printed boards, no jacket. Perfect copy.
An Eighth Day View:
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.