The Resource Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe, edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton., (electronic resource)

Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe, edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton., (electronic resource)

Label
Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe
Title
Secrets of nature
Title remainder
astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton.
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In recent years scholars have begun to acknowledge that the occult sciences were not marginal enterprises but an integral part of the worldview of many of our ancestors. Astrology was one of the many intellectual tools--along with what we consider to be the superior tools of social and political analysis--that Renaissance thinkers used to attack practical and intellectual problems. It was a coherent body of practices, strongly supported by social institutions. And alchemy was not viewed primarily as a spiritual pursuit, an idea popularized by nineteenth-century occultists, but as a part of natural philosophy. It was often compared to medicine. Many Renaissance writers suggested links between astrology and alchemy that went beyond the use of astrological charts to determine the best time to attempt alchemical operations. This book shows the many ways in which astrology (a form of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit concerned with the technologies of minerals and metals) diverge as well as intersect. Overall, it shows how an appreciation of the role of the occult opens up new ways of understanding the past. Topics include the career of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his work on medical astrology, the astrological thinking of Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the history of the Rosicrucians and the influence of John Dee, the work of medical alchemist Simon Forman, and an extended critique of the existing historiography of alchemy
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
133/.094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF1676
LC item number
.S43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 A-247
  • BF 1676
NLM item number
S446 2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Newman, William Royall
  • Grafton, Anthony
  • Newman, William R.
Series statement
Transformations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrology, European
  • Alchemy
  • Astrology
  • Alchemy
  • Astrology, European
  • Alchemy
  • Astrology
  • Alchemy
  • Occultism
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Parapsychology & Occult Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Label
Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe, edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: the problematic status of astrology and alchemy in premodern Europe / William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton -- "Veritatis amor dulcissimus": aspects of Cardano's astrology / Germana Ernst -- Between the election and my hopes: Girolamo Cardano and medical astrology / Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi -- Celestial offerings: astrological motifs in the dedicatory letters of Kepler's Astronomia nova and Galileo's Sidereus nuncios / H. Darrel Rutkin -- Astronomia inferior: legacies of Johanes Trithemius and John Dee / N.H. Clulee -- The Rosicrucian hoax in France (1623-24) / Didier Kahn -- "The food of angels": Simon Forman's alchemical medicine / Lauren Kassell -- Some problems with the historiography of alchemy / Lawrence M. Principe and William R. Newman
Extent
1 online resource (443 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585435756
Lccn
2001030602
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. (1 col.) ;
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  • (CKB)111056485416660
  • (MH)008787504-7
  • (SSID)ssj0000243070
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12040499
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  • (PQKBWorkID)10320779
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Label
Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe, edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: the problematic status of astrology and alchemy in premodern Europe / William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton -- "Veritatis amor dulcissimus": aspects of Cardano's astrology / Germana Ernst -- Between the election and my hopes: Girolamo Cardano and medical astrology / Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi -- Celestial offerings: astrological motifs in the dedicatory letters of Kepler's Astronomia nova and Galileo's Sidereus nuncios / H. Darrel Rutkin -- Astronomia inferior: legacies of Johanes Trithemius and John Dee / N.H. Clulee -- The Rosicrucian hoax in France (1623-24) / Didier Kahn -- "The food of angels": Simon Forman's alchemical medicine / Lauren Kassell -- Some problems with the historiography of alchemy / Lawrence M. Principe and William R. Newman
Extent
1 online resource (443 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585435756
Lccn
2001030602
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. (1 col.) ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111056485416660
  • (MH)008787504-7
  • (SSID)ssj0000243070
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12040499
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000243070
  • (PQKBWorkID)10320779
  • (PQKB)11075366
  • (EXLCZ)99111056485416660

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