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The Resource The queen's conjurer : the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, Benjamin Woolley

The queen's conjurer : the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, Benjamin Woolley

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The queen's conjurer : the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I
Title
The queen's conjurer
Title remainder
the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Woolley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although his accomplishments were substantial--he became a trusted confidante to Queen Elizabeth I, inspired the formation of the British Empire, plotted voyages to the New World--John Dee's story has been largely lost to history. Beyond the political sphere his intellectual pursuits ranged form the scientific to the occult. His mathematics anticipated Isaac Newton by nearly a century, while his map making and navigation were critical to exploration. He was also obsessed with Alchemy, Astrology and mysticism. His library was one of the finest in Europe, a vast compendium of thousands of volumes. Yet, despite his powerful position and prodigious intellect, Dee died in poverty and obscurity, reviled and pitied as a madman. Benjamin Woolley tells the story of the rise and fall of this man, who wielded great influence during the pivotal era when the age of superstition collided with the new world of science and reason
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woolley, Benjamin
Dewey number
  • 133/.092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1598.D5
LC item number
W66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dee, John
  • Scientists
  • Astrologers
  • Occultists
  • Great Britain
  • Magic
  • England
Label
The queen's conjurer : the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, Benjamin Woolley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45376415
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780805065091
Lccn
00053919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
Label
The queen's conjurer : the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, Benjamin Woolley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45376415
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780805065091
Lccn
00053919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map

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