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Kahn, Didier

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Works: 41 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 702 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: QD13, 540.112
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Most widely held works by Didier Kahn
Chymia science and nature in medieval and early modern Europe by Miguel López Pérez ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 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
Alchimie et Paracelsisme en France à la fin de la Renaissance (1567-1625) by Didier Kahn ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'édition du dernier Diderot ; Pour un Diderot électronique ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alchimie, art, histoire et mythes : actes du 1er Colloque international de la Société d'étude de l'histoire de l'alchimie (Paris, Collège de France, 14-15-16 mars 1991) by Société d'étude de l'histoire de l'alchimie ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecrits alchimiques by Nicolas Flamel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salons by Denis Diderot ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La table d'émeraude et sa tradition alchimique by Hermès Trismégiste ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le comte de Gabalis, ou entretiens sur les sciences secrètes : avec l'adaptation du liber de Nymphis de Paracelse par Blaise de Vigenère (1583) by Villars ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réfutations idées VI by Denis Diderot ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alchemie und Poesie : Deutsche Alchemikerdichtungen des 15. bis 17. Jahrhunderts : Untersuchungen und Texte by Joachim Telle ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la Nature, vertu et utilité des plantes, divisé en cinq livres suivis de dessein d'un jardin royal pour la culture des plantes médicinales à Paris by Guy de La Brosse ( Book )
2 editions published between 1628 and 2007 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paracelsisme et alchimie en France à la fin de la Renaissance (1567 - 1625) by Didier Kahn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THIS STUDY OF THE RECEPTION OF ALCHEMY AND OF THE DOCTRINES OF PARACELSUS IN FRANCE OFFERS FIRST A PRECISE CHRONOLOGY OF IT, WHICH DETAILS THE BEGINNINGS OF THE HISTORY OF THE ALCHEMICAL PRINTING AND OF THE PARACELSIAN REVIVAL. THE QUARRELS RISEN BY THESE EDITIONS, THE BIOGRAPHY OF SEVERAL CHARACTERS LIKE JOSEPH DU CHESNE OR ETIENNE DE CLAVE, ARE HISTORICALLY REBUILT. THE LEGEND OF DESCARTES SUSPECTED OF BEING A ROSICRUCIAN IS DESTROYED. THEN WE STUDY THE ALCHEMICAL CIRCLES FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF COURT PATRONAGE, AND OF THE WIDE CONNECTIONS OF THE EUROPA CHEMICA. THE VAST GOHORY CIRCLE, THE ALCHEMICAL PATRONAGE UNDERTAKEN BY CHARLES IX, HENRI III, FRANCOIS DE VALOIS, LOUIS DE GONZAGUE-NEVERS AND BY HENRI IV ARE ANALYZED, COMPARED BETWEEN THEM AND WITH THOSE OF THE GERMAN PRINCES. THERE EVENTUALLY APPEARS A REAL RESPUBLICA CHEMICA INSTALLED IN THE CORE OF THE GREAT RESPUBLICA LITERARIA. THEN COMES A STUDY OF THE IDEAS WHICH WERE ATTACKED IN THE QUARELLS ABOUT WHICH WAS TOLD IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS WORK. THE MEDICAL QUARRELS, THE QUESTION OF THE TRANSMUTATION, THIS OF THE THEORY OF MATTER GIVE EVIDENCE FOR THE PREVALENCE OF THE RELIGIOUS THEME IN ALL OF THESE DEBATES. THEREFORE WE GIVE A SURVEY OF THE RICH CONNECTIONS RELYING ALCHEMY TO SPIRITUALITY, TO LIBERTINISM, AND TO THE REFORMATION, WHICH ENABLES US TO DESCRIBE THE GROWING INVASION OF ALCHEMY BY DIVERSE KINDS OF SPIRITUALITY, SOME OF WHICH WENT SO FAR AS TO ERECT THEMSELVES AS COUNTER-CHURCHES. BY EXAMINING OTHER QUARRELS, THIS TIME IN THE FIELD OF LITERATURE, WE ARE TO CONCLUDE THAT ALCHEMY OFTEN HAD A REAL POWER OF FASCINATION ON ITS CONTEMPORARIES AT THE END OF THE RENAISSANCE, DUE TO HIS ABILITY TO ESPOUSE THE FLOW OF ITS AGE, THAT IS, BY FILLING ITSELF WITH SPIRITUALITY, BY FINDING SOME BALANCE BETWEEN ITS NEED TO ROOT ITSELF IN AN ANCIENT, RESPECTABLE TRADITION, AND HIS ABILITY TO INNOVATE, AND BY OFFERING AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF ENCYCLOPAEDIA
De consideratione quintae essentiae rerum omnium by Jean de Roquetaillade ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in Latin and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La philosophie naturelle rétablie en sa pureté ; suivi de L'ouvrage secret de la philosophie d'Hermès by Jean d' Espagnet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le testament by Ramon Llull ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De secretis naturae sive De quinta essentia by Ramon Llull ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in Latin and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la nature, vertu, et utilité des plantes. Divisé an cinq livres by Guy de La Brosse ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'art hermétique à découvert, ou, Nouvelle lumiere magique où sont contenus diverses mysteres des Egyptiens, des Hebreux et des Caldéens by Thomas Vaughan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"L'intérêt de l'Art Hermétique à découvert est de nous fournir un précieux témoignage sur la documentation alchimique que s'efforçaient de rassembler, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, les amateurs d'hermétisme, si souvent affiliés alors à des loges maçonniques
 
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Languages
French (42)
English (9)
Latin (8)
German (3)
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