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Author Barone, Robert W.
Title A reputation history of John Dee, 1527-1609 : the life of an Elizabethan intellectual / Robert W. Barone ; with a foreword by Nicholas H. Clulee.
Imprint Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2009]

Author Barone, Robert W.
Subject Dee, John, 1527-1608.
Dee, John, 1527-1608 -- Public opinion.
Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Occultists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Scholars -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Astrologers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Alchemists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 190 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. The making of a reputation. Dee's early life : 1527-1553 -- Uneasy times : Dee's fortunes during the reign of Mary : 1553-1558 -- The Queen's philosopher : the apex of a career : 1558-1583 -- Contact with angels and travels abroad : waning fortunes and desperate hopes : 1583-1589 -- Twilight years : broken promises and broken dreams : 1590-1608/9 -- pt. II. The evolution of a reputation. Seventeenth century reception : casting the die -- The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries : a reputations journey from the Age of Reason through the Victorian Age -- The twentieth century to the present day : a reputation revised -- Conclusion: Dee's place in history.
Summary This work argues that the Elizabethan polymath John Dee was not the influential intellectual he purported himself to be. Dee's scientific works were anachronistic and in no way heralded the new age of experimental science. This book traces the course of Dee's life showing how he was a marginal figure and his works had little lasting value. It also provides a useful historiographical summation of Dee's life and career.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773420656 (electronic bk.)
0773420657 (electronic bk.)
9780773417229 (electronic bk.)
0773417222 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 780445020
Additional Format Print version: Barone, Robert W. Reputation history of John Dee, 1527-1609. Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2009 9780773446670 (DLC) 2009028140 (OCoLC)424559029

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