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The devil's doctor

Paracelsus and the world of Renaissance magic and science

1st American ed.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
610/.92, B
Library of Congress
R147.P2 B35 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3404466M
Internet Archive
devilsdoctorpara00ball
ISBN 10
0374229791
ISBN 13
9780374229795
LC Control Number
2005019848
Library Thing
827685
Goodreads
578890
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