This is the definitive examine of John Dee and his highbrow occupation. initially released in 1988, this interpretation is way extra special than any that got here earlier than and is an authoritative account for someone attracted to the background, literature and clinical advancements of the Renaissance, or the occult.
John Dee has involved successive generations. Mathematician, scientist, astrologer and magus on the courtroom of Elizabeth I, he nonetheless provokes controversy. to a couple he's the genius whose contributions to navigation made attainable the feats of Elizabethan explorers and colonists, to others an alchemist and charlatan.
Thoroughly reading Dee’s typical philosophy, this ebook presents a balanced evaluate of his position, and the position of the occult, in sixteenth-century highbrow historical past. It brings jointly insights from a examine of Dee’s writings, the to be had biographical fabric, and his assets as mirrored in his vast library and, extra importantly, a variety of surviving annotated volumes from it.
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