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THE TESSERA OF ANTILIA. (Used)
by Dickson, Donald R.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 10498, 10498
10498 Dickson, Donald R. THE TESSERA OF ANTILIA. Utopian Brotherhoods & Secret Societies in the Early Seventeenth Century. Brill 1998, cloth in dj, 293pp, comprehensive bibliography, vf. Dickson's book will immediately take its place beside some of the classics by Yates, Walker and Debus as a stellar example of good scholarship devoted to a very hermetic subject, that of secret societies, their origins and influences. Much of this volume concerns Andreae, but also Hartlib, and scholarly societies like the Societas Ereunetica, Unio Christiana, Antilia. Nearly half of the book focuses on English circles. The last, generous chapter on utopian societies in England presents almost uniquely available information.
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