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Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy


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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical research and others outlay portraits of people such as Giordano Bruno and John Dee.

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Alchemy in Europe: A Guide to Research

Alchemy in Europe: A Guide to Research

1st Edition

Claudia Kren
July 04, 2014

This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool....

Giordano Bruno: His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

Giordano Bruno: His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

1st Edition

William Boulting
July 04, 2014

This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and...

John Dee's Actions with Spirits (Volumes 1 and 2): 22 December 1581 to 23 May 1583

John Dee's Actions with Spirits (Volumes 1 and 2): 22 December 1581 to 23 May 1583

1st Edition

Christopher Whitby
July 04, 2014

This was originally a two volume set which is now bound as one. Here is presented an investigation of the nature of the earliest extant records of the supposed communication with angels and spirits of John Dee (1527-1608) with the assistance of his two mediums or 'scryers', Barnabas Saul and Edward...

John Dee's Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion

John Dee's Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion

1st Edition

Nicholas Clulee
April 10, 2014

This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or...

Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700: From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700: From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

1st Edition

Robert M. Schuler
April 10, 2014

Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records

1st Edition

Arthur Edward Waite
April 10, 2014

A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy -...

The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England

The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England

1st Edition

Hilary Gatti
April 10, 2014

Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

1st Edition

Various
September 26, 2012

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical...

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