Nostradamus

Nostradamus

The Man Behind the Prophecies

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Baker & Taylor
A 500th birthday tribute to the famous sixteenth-century French physician and prophet discusses the man behind the legend, from his treatment of black plague sufferers and flight from the agents of the Spanish Inquisition to his career as an advisor to the king of France. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
For the last 500 years the predictions of sixteenth-century physician and prophet Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, have been endlessly interpreted. Scholars and skeptics have hotly debated whether the 946 "quatrains" he wrote foretold everything from the discovery of electricity to the birth of Adolph Hitler, the death of Princess Diana and the attack on the World Trade Center.

But while much has been written about Nostradamus's predictions and their validity, little is known of the man. This definitive biography by bestselling historian Ian Wilson reveals the man behind the legend for the first time. Tracing Nostradamus's life from his early years to his skillful treatment of Black Plague sufferers, his flight from agents of the Spanish Inquisition, and his career as an advisor to the king of France, Nostradamus separates fact from fiction and reveals a complex figure who, whether or not he could see future events, was indelibly marked by those of his own time.


Baker
& Taylor

A biography of the sixteenth-century French physician and prophet discusses the man behind the legend, from his flight from the agents of the Spanish Inquisition to his career as an advisor to the king of France.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312317904
0312317905
Branch Call Number: B NOS
Characteristics: xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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