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|"Chymia. Science and Nature in medieval and early modern Europe", Cambridge Scholars Publishing, December 2010. These are some of the papers presented at the Alchemy conference at El Escorial in 2008.
You can order the book in the link below:
Table of Contents
Miguel López Pérez
Questions of Methodology about Pseudo-Avicenna’s De anima in arte alchemiae: Identification of a Latin Translation and Method of Edition 1
The Jews and Alchemy: Notes for a Problematic Approach 19
The Disputatio Scoti Falsely Attributed to Michael Scot (14th C.) 30
La théorie per minima dans les textes alchimiques des XIVe et XVe
The Turba philosophorum and its French Version (15th C.) 70
Paracelsus in Pannonia: Alchemy and Medicine in Count Boldizsár Batthyány’s Circle 115
Masters of Fire: Italian Alchemists in the Court of Philip II 138
William C. Eamon
Fool’s Silver: Alchemy and Fraud in Sixteenth-Century Spain 157
Beyond Patronage: Michael Sendivogius and the Meanings of Success
in Alchemy 175
Rafał T. Prinke
The Singularity of Alchemical Experience: The Case of Camillo Baldi 232
Bruce T. Moran
The World-Spirit and Quintessence in the Chymical Philosophy
of Joseph Du Chesne 247
The Making of Chemical Medicines in Valencia during the Sixteenth Century: Llorenç Coçar 262
Maríaluz López Terrada
I Salify, Therefore I Can See and Touch: The Case of the Chemical
Some Forgotten Fez Alchemists and the Loss of the Peñon de Vélez
de la Gomera in the Sixteenth Century 290
José Rodríguez Guerrero
Isaac Hollandus Revisited 309
Annelies van Gijsen
Novatores or Alchemists? A Spanish Historiographical Problem 330
Miguel López Pérez
The Idea of Science and the Spirit of Chemistry 366
“The Great Philosophical Work”: Georg Ernst Stahl’s Early
Alchemical Teaching 385
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Alexander Guthrie Stewart
|I managed to find this book cheap on Amazon Germany last year. It's very interesting, and useful.
However I noticed on the back that it says about Miguel Lopez-Perez, that "He is currently preparing two books: money for nothing: the history of a classical alchemical fraud, from the middle ages to Today", and "History of potabile gold".
They both sound interesting, but I can't find any information online about them, or much about Lopez-Perez. Has anyone any ideas?
|Alexander Guthrie Stewart wrote:
I managed to find this book cheap on Amazon Germany last year. It's very interesting, and useful.
He's still around. He had various blogs, including one on potable gold ( http://aurumpotabile.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=2 ) but he seems very disillusioned. He's on Facebook if you want to contact him. https://www.facebook.com/miguel.lopezperez.710?fref=ts
The problem seems to be the austerity measures in Spain making inroads into the academic world - the history of medicine is a very interesting subject but not perhaps a very important one, and I think that many of his colleagues have lost their jobs and/or funding.
Last edited on Tue Sep 23rd, 2014 06:41 pm by Paul Ferguson
|Lopez-Perez is the principal editor of a collection of essays: "Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe" (2010). Amazon has a limited preview:
The same site has this info on the editor:
Miguel López Pérez completed his PhD at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, in 1999, with a thesis on alchemy in early modern Spain: 'Alquimia, terapéutica y sanidad en la España de los Austrias Menores.' He has been an independent researcher since 2005 and President of the Spanish Society for the History of Alchemy since 2008. He has published more than forty books, articles and book chapters on the Spanish history of alchemy. He is currently preparing two books: Money for Nothing: The History of a Classical Alchemical Fraud, from the Middle Ages to Today, and History of Potabile Gold. Didier Kahn is a Researcher at the CNRS, in the 'Centre d'étude de la langue et de la littérature françaises des XVIe et XVIIe siècles' (CELLF 17e 18e). He is the author of Alchimie et paracelsisme en France à la fin de la Renaissance (1567 1625) (Geneva: Droz, 2007), and his next book is an annotated edition of Montfaucon de Villar s Le Comte de Gabalis (1670), to be published by Champion (Paris) by December 2010. He is currently preparing a book on early modern French alchemical circles and patronage, and another on the cultural context of alchemical debates in early modern France. Mar Rey Bueno completed her PhD at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2000 with a thesis entitled 'Tradición y Modernidad. La asistencia farmacéutica en la corte española de los siglos XVI y XVII,' receiving the Extraordinary Doctorate award of this University for her work. She has eleven books and a long list of chapters of books, articles and exhibitions to her name, mainly related to the history of alchemy, early modern Spanish magic, and women in Spanish culture. She has done much of her work as independent scholar since 2004. She is currently running a course at El Escorial on the History of Pharmacy. After more than ten years of research, she is preparing an edition on Spain s King Philip II.
Alexander Guthrie Stewart
|Thanks Paul, good to know they are still around, even if the blog is moribund. Nice picture of 15th century distillation things at the top though. I might even contact him through facebook, although since it separates messages from friends from ones from strangers, people often don't notice you've sent them something.
The funding problem wouldn't surprise me, it's the same here.