John Dee’s angelic conversations and the Ars notoria: Renaissance magic and mediaeval theurgy
Clucas, Stephen (2006) John Dee’s angelic conversations and the Ars notoria: Renaissance magic and mediaeval theurgy. In: Clucas, Stephen (ed.) John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought. International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées 193. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 231-274. ISBN 9781402042454.
Book synopsis: The career of the sixteenth-century English mathematician and natural philosopher John Dee (1527-1609) has played a significant role in recent historiographical debates about the relationship between magic and science in the early modern period. This collection of interdisciplinary essays, which addresses a wide range of Dee's diverse intellectual activities (including mathematics, astronomy, navigation, astrology, alchemy, cabala and "angel magic") seeks to enlarge the scope of this debate, as well as presenting new archival and bibliographical discoveries relating to Dee and his collaborators and colleagues. The essays in the volume present new views on the nature of Dee's various projects, as well as the uses to which he put the books and manuscripts in his library at Mortlake (one of the largest private collections in Elizabethan England).
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||History of Mathematics, History of Renaissance magic, History of Science, Intellectual History, Renaissance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Renaissance|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2011 12:05|
|Last Modified:||11 Oct 2016 15:26|
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