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Charlotte Fell Smith

John Dee: 1527-1608 (Ibis Western Mystery Tradition)

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ISBN: 0892541040
Издательство: Ibis Publishing
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 342
Book DescriptionJohn Dee (1527 - 1608) is most known for his work with Edward Kelley in contacting spirits and transcribing angelic language. Smith provides a clear retelling of their famous and tempestuous relationship and lays to rest some of the ridiculous stories about Dee. Charlotte Smith?s biography draws from Dee?s private diaries and several of his important works including The Book of the Mysteries and A True and Faithful Relation, bringing to light all his truly remarkable accomplishments. As a man of great learning, he fell under the suspicion of his less-gifted contemporaries and suffered rumor and even imprisonment. But for the most part, he was quite famous in his day, serving as mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer to the royal court of England. Smith credits him for initiating the creation of England?s National Library. This is the first complete biography of the 14th-century scientist, philosopher, and magician. Included in the book are 8...