Paracelsus : the man and his reputation, his ideas and their transformation /

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Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Description:vi, 350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in the history of Christian thought. v. 85
Subject:Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541.
Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3304877
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Other authors / contributors:Grell, Ole Peter.
ISBN:9004111778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:"Earlier versions of most of the chapters in this volume were originally presented in a symposium held at the University of Glasgow in September 1993 entitled: The transformation of Paracelsianism"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-341) and indexes.
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Summary:Despite his fame Paracelsus remains an illusive character. As this volume points out it is somewhat of a paradox that the fascination with Paracelsus and his ideas has remained so widespread when it is born in mind that it is far from clear what exactly he contributed to medicine and natural philosophy. But perhaps it is exactly this enigma which through the ages has made Paracelsus so attractive to such a variety of people who all want to claim him as an advocate for their particular ideas.The first section of this book deals with the historiography surrounding Paracelsus and Paracelsianism and points to the need of reclaiming the man and his ideas in their proper historical context. A further two sections are concerned with the different religious, social and political implications of Paracelsianism and its medical and natural philosophical significance respectively.
Item Description:"Earlier versions of most of the chapters in this volume were originally presented in a symposium held at the University of Glasgow in September 1993 entitled: The transformation of Paracelsianism"--Pref.
Physical Description:vi, 350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-341) and indexes.
ISBN:9004111778 (hardcover : alk. paper)