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Newman has pulled off two remarkable achievements in a single book–and one of modest size at that. The obstacles to such a project that the historian of alchemy confronts would daunt most scholars You could not be signed in.
Newman shows how studying an obscure and ambiguous figure can bring the science of the period to life. Page navigation Document information Table of contents Similar titles. Sign In Forgot password? It helps to revise a revisionist historiography of science which has become something of an orthodoxy in its own right Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay, eds.
Citing articles via Google Scholar. The Case of Neville Island, Pennsylvania. Tarr, The Search for the Ultimate Sink: By painstaking and meticulous analysis [Newman] establishes the exact chemical experiments that Starkey had devised, identifying their ingredients in both seventeenth-century and modern terms Above all, Newman offers powerful evidence that the dark science of alchemy formed part of the high intellectual tradition in medieval and Renaissance Europe.
The author has composed a unique and probing study in the history of ideas, a work of definitive merit that will likely remain the standard for decades to come. Careers and apprenticeships Equal opportunities Vacancies Apprenticeships. The dark language of alchemy emerges as an early form of scientific notation: Most users should sign in with their email address.
The Harvard physics curriculum introduced George Starkey to the art, and upon immigration to England, he won acclaim as an alchemical savant.
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