This volume contains annotations and parallel texts. A modern English translation accompanies the original, Mediaeval French—the language in which Nostradamus originally wrote his prophecies—, helping the reader to understand both the original language and the translation of this critical work of eschatology.
This edition also contains fragments of the questionable 11th and 12th centuries.
The mysterious quatrains of the sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus have long proved captivating for their predictions. Nostradamus has been credited with anticipating the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, as the world grapples with financial meltdowns, global terrorism, and environmental disasters—as well as the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on December 21, 2012—his prophecies of doom have assumed heightened relevance.
How has The Prophecies outlasted most books from the Renaissance? This edition considers its legacy in terms of the poetics of the quatrains, published here in a brilliant new translation and with introductory material and notes mapping the cultural, political, and historical forces that resonate throughout Nostradamus's epic, giving it its visionary power.
From the Hardcover edition.
Nostradamus - the greatest diviner and scryer who ever lived - was born on the 13th December 1503, in Provence, France. His prophecies have been in continuous print since his death on the 1st July 1566, an event that he accurately foretold on the night before it happened.
Nostradamus - The Complete Prophecies for the Future translation and insightful interpretation reveal extraordinary and sometimes shocking predictions for the future.
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