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The sorcerer's tale : faith and fraud in Tudor England, Alec Ryrie

Label
The sorcerer's tale : faith and fraud in Tudor England
Title
The sorcerer's tale
Title remainder
faith and fraud in Tudor England
Statement of responsibility
Alec Ryrie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An earl's son, plotting murder by witchcraft; conjuring spirits to find buried treasure; a stolen coat embroidered with pure silver; crooked gaming-houses and brothels; a terrifying new disease, and the self-trained surgeon who claims he can treat it." "This is the world of Gregory Wisdom, a physician, magician, and consummate con-man at work in sixteenth-century London. In this book, Alec Ryrie uses previously unknown documents to reconstruct this extraordinary man's career. The journey takes us through the cut-throat business of early modern medicine, down to Tudor London's gangland of fraud and organized crime; from the world of Renaissance magi and Kabbalistic conjurers to street-corner wizards; and into the chaotic, exhilarating religious upheavals of the Reformation." "On the way, we learn how Tudor England's dignified public face and its rapacious underworld were intimately connected to each other. Gregory Wisdom's career is an object lesson in how to conjure up wealth and respectability from nothing in a turbulent age. And it provides a unique glimpse into a world intoxicated with new ideas, where it was impossible to know quite what to believe - or who to trust."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryrie, Alec
Dewey number
  • 364.16/3092
  • 942.05092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6692.W57
LC item number
R97 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wisdom, Gregory
  • Westmorland, Henry Neville
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Magic
  • Conspiracies
  • Crime
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The sorcerer's tale : faith and fraud in Tudor England, Alec Ryrie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
213317678
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780199229963
Lccn
2008024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)213317678
Label
The sorcerer's tale : faith and fraud in Tudor England, Alec Ryrie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
213317678
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780199229963
Lccn
2008024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)213317678

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