Verse and Transmutation: A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry (Critical Editions and Studies)

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BRILL, Sep 25, 2013 - History - 390 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
CRITICAL STUDIES
13
Chapter One Introduction to a Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry
15
Origins Patterns and Peculiarities
63
Chapter Three Authorship Authority and Alchemical Verse
93
Alchemical Poetry Images and Authority
113
Manuscripts as Chronicles of Scholarly Enquiry
143
Chapter Six Alchemical Verse and the Organisation of Knowledge
173
Concluding Thoughts
203
EDITIONS
207
Preface to the Editions
209
Poems
215
Prose Texts
305
Bibliography
327
Index
371
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