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Title:
The devil's doctor : Paracelsus and the world of Renaissance magic and science
Author:
Ball, Philip, 1962-
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Physical Description:
viii, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Black madonna: a country doctor -- The metal makers: learning the arts -- The universal scholar: a Renaissance education -- The staff and the snake: healing in the early renaissance -- Intellectual vagabonds: walking the pages of the book of nature -- A new religion: the trials of reformation -- Revolution under the sign of the shoe: sedition in Salzburg -- Transmutation at Ingolstadt: making gold -- Elixir and quintessence: a chemical medicine -- Bitter medicine: Paracelsus among the humanists -- The battle of Basle: how Paracelsus left town -- Against the grain: quicksilver and wood -- The alchemist inside: an hermetic biology -- Beyond wonders: the matrix of the world -- Star and ascendant: a science of prophesy -- Demons of the mind: invisible diseases -- The little man: animating the earth -- The white horse: death in Salzburg -- Work with fire: the chemical legacy of Paracelsus -- Philosopher's gold: the last of the chemical magicians.
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ISBN:
9780374229795
Format :
Book