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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (26 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300194099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300194098
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Parry has assembled an important contribution to our understanding of how magic became science."--Philip Ball, "Nature"--Philip Ball"Nature" (02/09/2012)

"In a meticulously researched study, Glyn Parry reassesses Dee's reputation as a maverick figure on the margins and instead places him at the very heart of the Elizabethan court...a colourful, charismatic and controversial character, Dee is brought to life to great effect"--Anna Whitelock, "BBC History Magazine"--Anna Whitelock"BBC History Magazine" (04/01/2012)

"With this learned book, Parry has rescued Dee from the shadows of his own secrecy and restored him as a glittering light in the magical Elizabethan firmament."--Nigel Jones, "The Sunday Telegraph"--Nigel Jones"The Sunday Telegraph" (03/04/2012)

About the Author

Glyn Parry is professor of history at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

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