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Alchemy and Alchemists
Author: Sean Martin

ISBN: 9781843446095
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.27
Description:
This history behind alchemy studies the progression of this arcane art, looks at famous alchemists, and observes the effects it has had on modern science

Alchemy has traditionally been viewed as "the history of an error," an example of medieval gullibility and greed, in which alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, create fabulous wealth, and find the elixir of life. But alchemy has also been described as "the mightiest secret that a man can possess," and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, and many of the founders of modern science. This book explores the history of the so-called Royal Art, from its mysterious beginnings in Egypt and China, through the Hellenistic world and the early years of Islam, and into medieval Europe. Some of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, figures such as Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, and Thomas Aquinas, were drawn to alchemy, and legendary alchemists such as Nicholas Flamel were thought to have actually succeeded in finding The Philosopher's Stone. During the Renaissance, Paracelsus and his followers helped revolutionize medicine, and during the 17th century, alc...

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