A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery

A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery

by Lyndy Abraham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521000009

ISBN-13: 9780521000000

Pub. Date: 07/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This dictionary documents alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century, for use by historians of literary culture, philosophy, science and the visual arts, and readers interested in alchemy and hermeticism. Each entry includes a definition of the symbol, giving the literal (physical) and figurative (spiritual) meanings, an example

Overview

This dictionary documents alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century, for use by historians of literary culture, philosophy, science and the visual arts, and readers interested in alchemy and hermeticism. Each entry includes a definition of the symbol, giving the literal (physical) and figurative (spiritual) meanings, an example of the symbol used in alchemical writing, and a quotation from a literary source. There are fifty visual images of graphic woodcuts, copperplate engravings and hand-painted emblems, some reproduced here for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521000000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,126,120
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; A dictionary of alchemical imagery; Bibliography; Index of alchemical and literary authors.

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