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John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought

Editors: Clucas, Stephen (Ed.)

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Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.

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"John Dee has proved an endlessly fascinating subject for students of early modern thought almost from the moment of his death. This collection … is a welcome contribution to a burgeoning field. … the collection is marvellously meticulous, engaging and learned. No student of the Dee, sixteenth-century mathematics or early modern magic can afford to ignore it." (Adam Mosley, British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 41 (1), 2008)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • JOHN DEE’S INTEREST IN THE APPLICATION OF NAUTICAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND LAW TO ENGLISH NAVAL AFFAIRS

    ROBERT BALDWIN

    Pages 97-130

  • JOHN DEE’S COLUMBIAN ENCOUNTER

    WILLIAM H. SHERMAN

    Pages 131-140

  • JOHN DEE AND THE KABBALAH

    KAREN DE LEÓN-JONES

    Pages 143-158

  • THE ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF JOHN DEE’S MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA

    FEDERICO CAVALLARO

    Pages 159-176

  • JOHN DEE AND THE MAGIC TABLES IN THE BOOK OF SOYGA

    J. REEDS

    Pages 177-204

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought
Editors
  • Stephen Clucas
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
193
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4246-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4246-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4245-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7084-5
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 350
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