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The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

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In The Business of Alchemy, Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with religious salvation was transformed into a concentration on material increase and economic policies, Smith depict ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 25th 1997 by Princeton University Press (first published July 11th 1994)
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Alchemy, early chemistry, linked to economics and politics in the life of Johann Joachim Becher (1635-92).
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