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Disknowledge : how alchemy transmitted ignorance in Renaissance England

Author: Katherine Eggert
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of humanistic learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the benefits of relying on alchemy despite its recognized flaws.

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Eggert, Katherine.
Disknowledge : Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England.
: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Eggert
ISBN: 9780812291889 0812291883
OCLC Number: 920231229
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Notes on Texts, Biblical Quotations, and Bibliography; Introduction; Chapter 1. How to Sustain Humanism; Chapter 2. How to Forget Transubstantiation; Chapter 3. How to Skim Kabbalah; Chapter 4. How to Avoid Gynecology; Chapter 5. How to Make Fiction; Afterword; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Katherine Eggert.

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"Rich, detailed, subtle and bold. . . . Eggert is fully alive to the duplicity of alchemy and its claims."-Times Literary Supplement "An unusually wide-ranging and original book, written with real Read more...

 
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