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International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

Alchemy and Chemistry in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Editors: Rattansi, Piyo, Clericuzio, Antonio (Eds.)

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The present volume owes its ongm to a Colloquium on "Alchemy and Chemistry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries", held at the Warburg Institute on 26th and 27th July 1989. The Colloquium focused on a number of selected themes during a closely defined chronological interval: on the relation of alchemy and chemistry to medicine, philosophy, religion, and to the corpuscular philosophy, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The relations between Medicina and alchemy in the Lullian treatises were examined in the opening paper by Michela Pereira, based on researches on unpublished manuscript sources in the period between the 14th and 17th centuries. It is several decades since the researches of R.F. Multhauf gave a prominent role to Johannes de Rupescissa in linking medicine and alchemy through the concept of a quinta essentia. Michela Pereira explores the significance of the Lullian tradition in this development and draws attention to the fact that the early Paracelsians had themselves recognized a family resemblance between the works of Paracelsus and Roger Bacon's scientia experimentalis and, indeed, a continuity with the Lullian tradition.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Medicina in the Alchemical Writings Attributed to Raimond Lull (14th–17th Centuries)

    Pages 1-15

    Pereira, Michela

  • The Visible and the Invisible. From Alchemy to Paracelsus

    Pages 17-50

    Bianchi, Massimo Luigi

  • The Internal Laboratory. The Chemical Reinterpretation of Medical Spirits in England (1650–1680)

    Pages 51-83

    Clericuzio, Antonio

  • Creation in the Thought of J.B. van Helmont and Robert Fludd

    Pages 85-101

    Emerton, Norma E.

  • Alchemy, Prophecy, and the Rosicrucians: Raphael Eglinus and Mystical Currents of the Early Seventeenth Century

    Pages 103-119

    Moran, Bruce T.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alchemy and Chemistry in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Editors
  • Piyo Rattansi
  • Antonio Clericuzio
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
140
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0778-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0778-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2573-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4333-5
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 215
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