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The Prophecies
by NOSTRADAMUS

The Prophecies
by NOSTRADAMUS
ISBN : 978-15-143-7548-8

The Prophecies have come down to us via hundreds of editions. The complexity of  Nostradamus' language (a mixture of French, Latin and Occitan) has led to all kinds of translations, not to mention more or less hazardous or risky interpretations.


Yet no essay or interpretation replaces reading, a mandatory confrontation with the authentic, original text.


Several editions have been considered hacked or backdated. It is generally accepted that the edition which bears the date of September 1557 was actually published during the lifetime of Nostradamus. The subsequent editions of the text amplify typographical errors and other typos, as do the additions and apocryphal texts.


This edition presents, for the first time in digital format, three texts: the facsimile of the 1557 edition, a modernized transcription of this facsimile, and an english translation of this edition.


In order to preserve the quality of the text, this modernized version is in no way intended to be an interpretation, but a readable version that respects the original. In addition to correcting typographical errors, the text has only been edited to incorporate the modern spelling rules necessary for current reading and to respect the poetic style, while remaining most truthful to the original text.


This tripartite version allows the reader to compare this original version with the many translations and interpretations on the market, and to estimate the merits of these works, as a research tool for an approach to the Nostradamus' poetic universe.


Do not forget that Nostradamus forbade reading to charlatans of all kinds as well as uneducated people, expressly reserving his works for the intellectual elite!

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NOSTRADAMUS

The Prophecies

Michel de Nostredame, a.k.a Nostradamus, was born on December 14th, 1503 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and died on July 2nd, 1566 in Salon-de-Provence.


French apothecary, astrology follower like, at the time of the Renaissance, all his contemporaries, he published his famous predictions, the Prophecies.


They contributed to his fame so that Queen Catherine de Medici summoned him to court and appointed him doctor and adviser to the king.