Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Miguel López-Pérez

ISBN: 9781443825535

Published: December 1st 2010

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488 pages


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Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe  by  Miguel López-Pérez

Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe by Miguel López-Pérez
December 1st 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 488 pages | ISBN: 9781443825535 | 9.19 Mb

In September 2008, an international conference on the history of alchemy was held at El Escorial, close to the ancient location of the distilling houses operating under royal patronage during the second half of the 16th century. The present bookMoreIn September 2008, an international conference on the history of alchemy was held at El Escorial, close to the ancient location of the distilling houses operating under royal patronage during the second half of the 16th century.

The present book consists of a selection of the papers presented then, shedding light on little-studied medieval and early modern texts, important alchemical doctrines such as medieval corpuscularianism, early modern spiritus mundi or the function of salt within chymical principles, and discussing such prominent figures as Paracelsus, Isaac Hollandus, Michael Sendivogius, Fontenelle or G. E. Stahl.



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