Title, Alchemy Pelican books, A · Volume of A Pelican Book · Volume of Penguin books. Author, Eric John Holmyard. Publisher, Penguin Books. Eric John Holmyard (–) was an English science teacher at Clifton College, and His scholarly work included rectification of accounts of the history of alchemy, particularly in relation with Islamic science. He translated texts from. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: ancient .. Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on.
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Lisa Sophia rated it liked it May 22, Illustrate Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: Seems to be a general history of the art.
Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 02, Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: Jkupferer rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of “pseudo-science. etic
This is mainly due to each of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources which I can then follow up on for specifics. This was one of the ones they gave me. Want to Read saving…. Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, From inside the book. Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, From inside the book.
Alchemy by E.J. Holmyard
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Amiri Barksdale rated it liked it Feb 16, There are undoubtedly more up-to-date and better written accounts out there which attempt to examine alchemy in the context of the history of ideas. Holmyard shows how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was an integral eroc of the pre-scientific moral order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind fear of mobs and the intellectual curiosity of learned men.
Penguin Books- Alchemy – pages. He taught science at Clifton College Englandwas a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour.
Eric John Holmyard
Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more.
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Holmyard Limited preview – Tracy rated it really liked it Apr 04, In giving myself time to actually read this, unlike the last time I tried to rate it, I can see that although the topic itself is interesting, the writing isn’t. Penguin Books- Alchemy – pages.
These and many other facets of alchemy are explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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Saleh rated it it was joohn Jul 31, Holmyard earth elixir Emperor experiment fact ferment figure fire Flamel flask four elements furnace Geber glass Greek heat Hermes iron Islam Jabir Khalid king knowledge known Kufa laboratory later Latin lead learned liquid magic magic square matter medicine mercury minerals Moon Muslim nature Nicolas Flamel operations Ordinall original Paracelsus Paris perfect Pernelle philosophers physician powder practical preparation quicksilver Razi recipes Rudolf sal ammoniac salt says scholars secret Sendivogius Seton Sherwood Taylor spirit stone story sublimation substance success symbolism theory things Thomas Norton thou Tincture tion took translation transmutation treatises Turba vessel writings wrote yeoman.
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