Darke Hierogliphicks: Alchemy in English Literature from Chaucer to the Restoration (Studies in the English Renaissance)

Darke Hierogliphicks: Alchemy in English Literature from Chaucer to the Restoration (Studies in the English Renaissance) by Stanton J. Linden epub pdf fb2

Title: Darke Hierogliphicks: Alchemy in English Literature from Chaucer to the Restoration (Studies in the English Renaissance)
Author: Stanton J. Linden
ISBN10: 0813119685
ISBN13: 978-0813119687
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; First Edition edition (August 8, 1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Darke Hierogliphicks: Alchemy in English Literature from Chaucer to the Restoration (Studies in the English Renaissance) by Stanton J. Linden


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The literary influence of alchemy and hermeticism in the work of most medieval and early modern authors has been overlooked. Stanton Linden now provides the first comprehensive examination of this influence on English literature from the late Middle Ages through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Drawing extensively on alchemical allusions as well as on the practical and theoretical background of the art and its pictorial tradition, Linden demonstrates the pervasiveness of interest in alchemy during this three-hundred-year period.