Article ID: CBB000850532

Opus and sermo: The Relationship between Alchemy and Prophecy (12th--14th Centuries) (2008)


Crisciani, Chiara (Author)

Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Volume: 13
Pages: 4--24

Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: Part of special issue “Medieval and Early Modern Medicine, Alchemy and Magic (Part III)”
Language: English

The subject of this paper is the relationship between alchemy and prophecy in the Latin culture of the period between the initial diffusion of alchemy in the West in the 12th century and the 14th century. This is a preliminary survey, which provides the necessary background for a better understanding of the so-called 'explosion' of the kind of prophetic and visionary alchemy that took place in the 15th century. Alchemy, which is knowledge of hidden things and an art of transformation toward perfection, is here tentatively interpreted and analysed as a form of 'concrete prophecy'.

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Authors & Contributors
Newman, William Royall
DeVun, Leah
Wallis, F.
Demaitre, Luke E.
Langermann, Y. Tzvi
Ferrario, Gabriele
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Social History of Medicine
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Columbia University Press
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Königshausen & Neumann
Forecasting; prediction
Science and religion
Johannes de Rupescissa
Albertus Magnus
Arnaldus de Villanova
Ptolemy, Claudius
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Time Periods
14th century
13th century
17th century
Early modern
Catalonia (Spain)

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