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The battle for alchemical authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Author: Tara E Nummedal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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What distinguished true alchemist from fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of common men who made a living as alchemists in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Holy Roman Empire.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tara E Nummedal
ISBN: 9780226608563 0226608565
OCLC Number: 226002093
Description: pages cm
Contents: Assembling expertise --
The Alchemist's personae --
Entrepreneurial alchemy --
Contracting the philosophers stone --
Laboratories, space, and secrecy --
Betrüger on trial.
Responsibility: Tara E. Nummedal.
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"Tara Nummedal provides a detailed and provocative account of the often-caricatured 'entrepreneurial' alchemists and their important role in central Europe during the early modern period. Rich in Read more...

 
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