Verse and Transmutation: A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry (Critical Editions and Studies)
Verse and Transmutation: A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry identifies and investigates a corpus of twenty-one anonymous Middle English recipes for the philosophers’ stone through critical editions and studies on their histories in early modern manuscripts, literature and libraries.
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Chapter One Introduction to a Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry
Origins Patterns and Peculiarities
Chapter Three Authorship Authority and Alchemical Verse
Alchemical Poetry Images and Authority
Manuscripts as Chronicles of Scholarly Enquiry
Chapter Six Alchemical Verse and the Organisation of Knowledge
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