Opera

Book ID:
8392
Title:
Opera
Author:
'Paracelsus'
Publisher name:
Vintage Readers
Book type:
CD
First edition date:
1616
Pages:
1200
Dewey decimal number:
135.45 VAR
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
German
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

Photographic reproduction of an early 17th century book in German - works by the physician, alchemist and astrologer Paracelsus.

Paracelsus (aka Theophrastus von Hohenheim) was an important figure in the German Renaissance. Born in Switzerland, he trained as a physician in Italy, and then travelled widely across Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Like the great earlier physician Dioscorides, Paracelsus was drawn to the knowledge of practitioners of traditional folk medicine, which led him to reject the then prevailing theory that health was related to the four humours. Instead, he became a very influential champion of the experimental method and the study of nature. See the Science Museum's website, http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/paracelsus

On the CD The Emerald Tablets of Thoth and Other Books on Alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and Magic (135.45 VAR 8389).

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