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Dr Peter Marshall has written widely on cultural and intellectual history and is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Philosopher's Stone: a Quest for the Secrets of Alchemy, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism, and Nature's Web: An Exploration of Ecological Thinking. His travel writing includes the books Around Africa and Celtic Gold. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.


The Mercurial Emperor Peter Marshall

First published under the title The Theatre of the World, this is a captivating portrait of the crucible of magic, science and religion at the court of the doomed dreamer Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague.

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