John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought

  • Stephen Clucas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Stephen Clucas
    Pages 1-22
  3. NICHOLAS H. CLULEE
    Pages 23-37
  4. ASTRONOMY AND ASTROLOGY

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVII
    2. ROBERT GOULDING
      Pages 41-63
    3. Stephen Johnston
      Pages 65-84
  5. DEE AND MARITIME AFFAIRS

  6. DEE AND THE OCCULT SCIENCES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVII
    2. KAREN DE LEÓN-JONES
      Pages 143-158
  7. DEE’S CONVERSATIONS WITH ANGELS

  8. DEE AND KELLEY

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVII
    2. SUSAN BASSNETT
      Pages 285-294

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Alchemy History of Mathematics History of Renaissance magic History of Science Intellectual History, Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies, Renaissance John Dee Renaissance

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Clucas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LondonBirkbeckU.K.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4246-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4245-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4246-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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