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The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus Paperback – Bargain Price, December 5, 1994
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First, Nostradamus-- I'll admit that I'm more or less uninterested in the prophecy side of the verses. I was interested in reading them for their historical value. As such, it's a great read. Through the verses, you get a look at the period's preoccupations-- who is named pope, the future of France, alchemy, and the desire to distinguish prophecy from astrology. Nostradamus has had an enduring impact on writing since he put his prophecies on paper, and you can trace that legacy here from the original verses.
The commentary-- Henry C. Robert's interpretation taught me more about World War II than anything else-- he seemed determined to prove that a disproportionate number of the verses referred to the second World War. Probably unsurprising, given that he first wrote his interpretations in 1947. However, he stretched so hard to fit the words to his ideas, that it unfortunately made me suspect his translation. I also could have done with more of an effort for establishing on what basis he was assigning some of the meanings (explanation of period symbolism, the alchemical references, etc.).
If I get a chance to buy another translation version and compare, I probably will.
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This book was exactly what I was looking for. All the information that I was searching for about Nostradamus was in there. Thank you! :)Published on December 17, 2013 by Christina Nunez
This is a good book if your interested in the work of Nostradamus.Published on March 15, 2006 by T. Aho
I thought I was buying a biographical if not auto- biographical text on Nostradamus. It turns out that this is a compilation of quotations by Nostradamus with interpretation and... Read morePublished on August 20, 1999
First, I didn't believe that Nostradamus couldn't acculately predict the future.. After I compared the historical events such as the rise of Nazi to the original text to find any... Read morePublished on August 23, 1998