The Prophecies of Nostradamus [NOOK Book]

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The renowned prophet Nostradamus (Michel de Nostradame) was born on December 14, 1503 in St. Remy, Provence, France. Nostradamus came from a long line of Jewish doctors and scholars. His family had converted from Judaism to Christianity in 1502, as a result of persecution on the ascension of Louis the XII. After a classical education he studied medicine, herbalism and astrology. During Nostradamus' lifetime the Black Death (today known as the bubonic plague) wiped out over a quarter of Europe. It is no wonder ...
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The renowned prophet Nostradamus (Michel de Nostradame) was born on December 14, 1503 in St. Remy, Provence, France. Nostradamus came from a long line of Jewish doctors and scholars. His family had converted from Judaism to Christianity in 1502, as a result of persecution on the ascension of Louis the XII. After a classical education he studied medicine, herbalism and astrology. During Nostradamus' lifetime the Black Death (today known as the bubonic plague) wiped out over a quarter of Europe. It is no wonder that a sense of apocalyptic terror fills Nostradamus' quatrains.

Nostradamus had the visions which he later recorded in verse while staring into water or flame late at night, sometimes aided by herbal stimulants, while sitting on a brass tripod. The resulting quatrains (four line verses) are oblique and elliptical, and use puns, anagrams and allegorical imagery. Most of the quatrains are open to multiple interpretations, and some make no sense whatsoever. Some of them are chilling, literal descriptions of events, giving specific or near-specific names, geographic locations, astrological configurations, and sometimes actual dates. It is this quality of both vagueness and specificity which allows each new generation to reinterpret Nostradamus.

Nostradamus is said to have predicted his own death. When his assistant wished him goodnight on July 1, 1566, Nostradamus reputedly pronounced, "You will not find me alive at sunrise." He was found dead on July 2, 1566.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783736803374
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • Publication date: 1/26/2015
  • Sold by: Readbox
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 747,239
  • File size: 646 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    This is less eccentric than some translations I've seen. I can't

    This is less eccentric than some translations I've seen. I can't say I've gotten far through this, but it's definitely not Leoni's translation: why they've attached his name to it, I don't know. Perhaps it's translated from the French he used in his edition. The background information, though, is very good, and well worth reading on its own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Amazing

    Amzing found this book to be highly intresting and a bit scary Nostradamus,te graetest phrophercies of all time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    Nice!

    It's nice and precise.Though some are written in French.But overall,it's a nice book.

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