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The Jewish alchemists : a history and source book, Raphael Patai

Label
The Jewish alchemists : a history and source book
Title
The Jewish alchemists
Title remainder
a history and source book
Statement of responsibility
Raphael Patai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this monumental work, Raphael Patai, acclaimed author of Hebrew Myths (with Robert Graves) and The Hebrew Goddess, opens up an entirely new field in cultural history by tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Until now there has been little attention given to the significant role that Jews played in the field of alchemy. Here, drawing on an enormous range of previously unexplored sources, Patai reveals that Jews were major players in what was for centuries one of humanity's most compelling intellectual obsessions. Among the myriad subjects treated in the book is the close relationship between alchemy and medicine as practiced by Jewish adepts. Other Jewish alchemists combined alchemy with magic or with kabbalistic practices. Still others became, through their alchemical efforts, the forerunners of modern chemistry. The culmination of many years of research, The Jewish Alchemists shows that alchemy was much more than the attempt at transmuting base metals into gold: it was a powerful worldview that assumed an essential unity underlying all of nature - and the power of humans to intervene, with God's help, in nature's course
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1910-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patai, Raphael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD24.A2
LC item number
P38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 80.5.J3
NLM item number
P294j 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish alchemists
  • Alchemy
  • Jews
  • Alchemy
  • Alchemy
  • Jewish alchemists
  • Alchemie
  • Joden
  • Alchimie
  • Alchimistes juifs
  • Alchimie
  • Alchimie juive
  • Achimistes juifs
Label
The Jewish alchemists : a history and source book, Raphael Patai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Hebrew Version of the Book of Alums and Salts
  • Pseudo-Khalid ibn Yazid
  • The Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries
  • Artephius
  • The Great Jewish Philosophers
  • Kabbalah and Alchemy: A Reconsideration
  • The Fourteenth Century
  • Raymund de Tarrega: Marrano, Heretic, Alchemist
  • The Quinta Essentia in Hebrew
  • Flamel's Jewish Masters
  • Biblical Figures as Alchemists
  • Two Spanish Jewish Court Alchemists
  • Abraham Eleazar
  • Themo Judaei
  • The Fifteenth Century
  • Simeon ben Semah Duran
  • Solomon Trismosin and His Jewish Master
  • Abraham ben Simeon's Cabala Mystica
  • Isaac Hollandus and His Son John Isaac
  • Johanan Alemanno and Joseph Albo
  • Pseudo-Maimonides
  • Alchemy in Bible and Talmud?
  • Three Kuzari Commentators
  • The Sixteenth Century
  • Esh Msaref: A Kabbalistic-Alchemical Treatise
  • Taitazak and Provencali
  • Hayyim Vital, Alchemist
  • An Alchemical Miscellany
  • Labi, Hamawi, and Portaleone
  • The Manchester (John Rylands) Manuscript
  • The Seventeenth Century
  • Leone Modena, Delmedigo, and Zerah
  • The Hellenistic Age
  • Four Seventeenth-Century Manuscripts
  • Benjamin Mussafia
  • Benjamin Jesse
  • The Eighteenth Century
  • Hayyim Shmuel Falck
  • The Comte de Saint-Germain
  • Jacob Emden; de Bar Ilan Manuscript
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • An Alchemical Manuscript from Jerba
  • Mordecai Abi Serour
  • Jews in Hellenistic Alchemy
  • Conclusion: A Profile of Jewish Alchemy
  • Maria the Jewess
  • Zosimus on Maria the Jewess
  • The Early Arab World
  • Abufalah's Alchemy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 617 pages
Isbn
9780691032900
Lccn
93035687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28889744
  • (OCoLC)ocm28889744
Label
The Jewish alchemists : a history and source book, Raphael Patai
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Hebrew Version of the Book of Alums and Salts
  • Pseudo-Khalid ibn Yazid
  • The Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries
  • Artephius
  • The Great Jewish Philosophers
  • Kabbalah and Alchemy: A Reconsideration
  • The Fourteenth Century
  • Raymund de Tarrega: Marrano, Heretic, Alchemist
  • The Quinta Essentia in Hebrew
  • Flamel's Jewish Masters
  • Biblical Figures as Alchemists
  • Two Spanish Jewish Court Alchemists
  • Abraham Eleazar
  • Themo Judaei
  • The Fifteenth Century
  • Simeon ben Semah Duran
  • Solomon Trismosin and His Jewish Master
  • Abraham ben Simeon's Cabala Mystica
  • Isaac Hollandus and His Son John Isaac
  • Johanan Alemanno and Joseph Albo
  • Pseudo-Maimonides
  • Alchemy in Bible and Talmud?
  • Three Kuzari Commentators
  • The Sixteenth Century
  • Esh Msaref: A Kabbalistic-Alchemical Treatise
  • Taitazak and Provencali
  • Hayyim Vital, Alchemist
  • An Alchemical Miscellany
  • Labi, Hamawi, and Portaleone
  • The Manchester (John Rylands) Manuscript
  • The Seventeenth Century
  • Leone Modena, Delmedigo, and Zerah
  • The Hellenistic Age
  • Four Seventeenth-Century Manuscripts
  • Benjamin Mussafia
  • Benjamin Jesse
  • The Eighteenth Century
  • Hayyim Shmuel Falck
  • The Comte de Saint-Germain
  • Jacob Emden; de Bar Ilan Manuscript
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • An Alchemical Manuscript from Jerba
  • Mordecai Abi Serour
  • Jews in Hellenistic Alchemy
  • Conclusion: A Profile of Jewish Alchemy
  • Maria the Jewess
  • Zosimus on Maria the Jewess
  • The Early Arab World
  • Abufalah's Alchemy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 617 pages
Isbn
9780691032900
Lccn
93035687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28889744
  • (OCoLC)ocm28889744

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