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Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe

Author: William R Newman; Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001.
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Secrets of nature.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001030602
(OCoLC)46473778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William R Newman; Anthony Grafton
ISBN: 9780262280624 0262280620 0585435758 9780585435756
OCLC Number: 51958599
Description: 1 online resource (443 pages) : illustrations (1 color).
Contents: Introduction: the problematic status of astrology and alchemy in premodern Europe / William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton --
"Veritatis amor dulcissimus": aspects of Cardano's astrology / Germana Ernst --
Between the election and my hopes: Girolamo Cardano and medical astrology / Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi --
Celestial offerings: astrological motifs in the dedicatory letters of Kepler's Astronomia nova and Galileo's Sidereus nuncios / H. Darrel Rutkin --
Astronomia inferior: legacies of Johanes Trithemius and John Dee / N.H. Clulee --
The Rosicrucian hoax in France (1623-24) / Didier Kahn --
"The food of angels": Simon Forman's alchemical medicine / Lauren Kassell --
Some problems with the historiography of alchemy / Lawrence M. Principe and William R. Newman.
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton.

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