|提及的人：||Paracelsus; Paracelsus; Paracelsus|
|描述：||viii, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm|
Introduction : Fool's quest : a Faustina legacy --
ch. 1. Black madonna : a country doctor --
ch. 2. The metal makers : learning the arts --
ch. 3. The universal scholar : a Renaissance education --
ch. 4. The staff and the snake : healing in the early renaissance --
ch. 5. Intellectual vagabonds : walking the pages of the book of nature --
ch. 6. A new religion : the trials of reformation --
ch. 7. Revolution under the sign of the shoe : sedition in Salzburg --
ch. 8. Transmutation at Ingolstadt : making gold --
ch. 9. Elixir and quintessence : a chemical medicine --
ch. 10. Bitter medicine : Paracelsus among the humanists --
ch. 11. The battle of Basle : how Paracelsus left town --
ch. 12. Against the grain : quicksilver and wood --
ch. 13. The alchemist inside : an hermetic biology --
ch. 14. Beyond wonders : the matrix of the world --
ch. 15. Star and ascendant : a science of prophesy --
ch. 16. Demons of the mind : invisible diseases --
ch. 17. The little man : animating the earth --
ch. 18. The white horse : death in Salzburg --
ch. 19. Work with fire : the chemical legacy of Paracelsus --
ch. 20. Philosopher's gold : the last of the chemical magicians --
"Philip Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim - known to later ages as Paracelsus - stands on the borderline between medieval and modern; a name that is familiar but a man who has been hard to perceive or understand." "But who was Paracelsus and what did he really believe and practice? He has been seen both as a charlatan and as a founder of modern science, but Philip Ball's book reveals a more complex man - who used his eyes and ears to learn from nature how to heal, and who wrote influential books on medicine, surgery, alchemy and theology while living a drunken, combative, vagabond life. Above all Ball reveals a man who was a product of his time - an age of great change in which Christendom was divided, the classics were rediscovered and the earth was displaced from the centre of the cosmos - and whose bringing together of the seemingly diverse disciplines of alchemy and biology signalled the beginning of the age of rationalism."--Jacket.
- Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541.
- Physicians -- Biography.
- Alchemists -- Biography.
- Science -- History -- 16th century.
- Science and magic.
- Alchemy -- Switzerland -- Biography.
- History, 16th Century -- Switzerland.
- Magic -- Switzerland -- History.
- Science -- Switzerland -- History.
- Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541