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Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Mark Morrisson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

While many alchemists were intelligent and well-intentioned thinkers, their experiments are usually regarded as failed wizardry rather than scientific investigation. The alchemists' extreme goals ... More


Newton and the Origin of Civilization

Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154787
eISBN:
9781400845187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Isaac Newton’s Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published in 1728, one year after the great man’s death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically ... More


Jonson's Justices and Shakespeare's Constables: Sexual Suspicion in the Evidential Plot

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that we should read Shakespeare's drama written after 1597 as generally responding to the direction in which Ben Jonson was taking the evidential plot and its rhetoric of ... More


Theatrical Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter locates Jonson in the context of the recent return of critical interest in the Romantic theatre, and argues that his plays, long thought to have left the stage with the retirement of ... More


Johann de Monte-Snyders in Newton’s Alchemy

William R. Newman

in Newton the Alchemist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on self-proclaimed adept Johann de Monte-Snyders or “Snyders” as Newton usually calls him, who increasingly influenced Newton from the mid-1680s onward. More than any other ... More


A Final Interlude: Newton and Boyle

William R. Newman

in Newton the Alchemist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Robert Boyle was one of the most famous scientists in Britain, known for his experimental expertise and for his prominent role in the Royal Society, and also a semicloseted seeker of the ... More


Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More


Introduction

in Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces two of the main characters of this book's story, George Starkey and Robert Boyle. These two men have been set up on occasion as exemplars of two hemispheres in the history of ... More


Conclusion the Problem of Authority

in Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the problem of authority in entrepreneurial alchemy in the Holy Roman Empire. It explains that the battle for alchemical authority was waged on many fronts and with many ... More


. A New Alchemy

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the significant role of electrical technology in chemistry. It specifically addresses that new alchemists incorporated electrical technology into chemical experiments. The ... More


The True History of Merlin the Magician

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. But ... More


Betrüger on Trial

in Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the trials and convictions of Betrugers or false alchemists. It analyzes the concept of the Betruger from the points of view of the princes who tried and executed “false” ... More


Anime’s Star Voices: Voice Actor () Performance and Stardom in Japan

Rayna Denison

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter investigates Japan’s thriving system of voice actors, a part of its larger transmedia star system, in order to understand how that system might be instigating particular performance ... More


Jonson’s Comedy of Bastardy

Isaac Hui

in Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses how the comedy of bastardy can be seen in The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair, examining how Jonson plays on the tension between possession and dispossession, and the ambiguity ... More


China’s Three Teachings in Korea

Don Baker

in Korean Spirituality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the three teachings or religions—Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism—that China brought to Korea. The three religions function more as broad umbrella terms for clusters of ... More


Impossible Narration: Racial Analogies and Asian American Speculative Fictions

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the ways two speculative fictions function through racial analogies. Claire Light's “Abducted by Aliens!” and Ted Chiang's The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate, though narrated ... More


“Matters of Present Utility”: John Winthrop, Jr., the Royal Society, and the Politics of Intelligence in Restoration New England

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how John Winthrop, Jr. had achieved an international reputation as an alchemist by the time he became governor of Connecticut in 1657. During his travels to Europe he had met ... More


[] Jonson, Regime Change, and the Plague of 1603

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Alchemist has always figured as the richest imaginative document of the Jacobean plague years. Plague sets the scene of Jonson's comedy, and holds the mirror up to the nature of London—and the ... More


[] Here Lies Ben Jonson

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Given the inescapably stark realities of life and death in Jonson's London, it might seem surprising that the plague and its contemporary accounts have not figured more importantly in readings of ... More


Worlds Apart

in Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter further introduces George Starkey and Robert Boyle. These two men have been set up on occasion as exemplars of two hemispheres in the history of chemistry; the former as the last of the ... More


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