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John Dee's Conversations with Angels
Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027489

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  • John Dee's angel conversations have been an enigmatic facet of Elizabethan England's most famous natural philosopher's life and work. Professor Harkness contextualizes Dee's angel conversations within the natural philosophical, religious and social contexts of his time. She argues that they represent a continuing development of John Dee's earlier concerns and interests. These conversations include discussions of the natural world, the practice of natural philosophy, and the apocalypse.

    • Focuses on Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher
    • Heavy use of Dee's library and annotations
    • Apocalyptic ideas as a context of Dee's conversations
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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027489
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations and conventions
    Introduction
    Part I. Genesis:
    1. The colloquium of angels: Prague, 1586
    2. Building Jacob's ladder: the genesis of the angel conversations
    3. Climbing Jacob's ladder: angelology as natural philosophy
    Part II. Revelations:
    4. 'Then commeth the ende': apocalypse, natural philosophy, and the angel conversations
    5. 'The true cabala': reading the book of nature
    6. Adam's alchemy: the medicine of God and the restitution of nature
    Epilogue
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Deborah E. Harkness, University of Southern California
    Deborah Harkness is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern California. She is the prize-winning author of articles on John Dee's angel conversations and his household.

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