The Summa Perfectionis of Pseudo-Geber: A Critical Edition, Translation, and Study

William Newman
Publication Date
1997
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Alchemy was a subject of no small controversy in the Middle Ages. To some scholastics, alchemy seemed to arrogate the power of divinity itself in its claim that man could replicate the products of nature by means of art; others viewed alchemy as a pure technology, unworthy of inclusion in a curriculum devoted to the study of scientiae.