Recommended readings


Articles

The journals Ambix, Chrysopoeia, Isis, Early Science and Medicine, Micrologus regularly publish articles on the history of alchemy.


Dictionaries, Monographs and Edited Volumes

Abraham, Lyndy.  A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Halleux, Robert. Les Textes Alchimiques. Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental 32. Turnhout:  Brepols, 1979.

Holmyard, E. J.  Alchemy. Penguin: Edinburgh, 1957.

Kahn, Didier.  Alchemie et paracelsisme en France à la fin de la Renaissance (1567–1625). Geneva: Droz, 2007.

Margolin, Jean-Claude and Sylvain Matton, eds.  Alchimie et philosophie à la renaissance. Actes du colloque international de Tours (4–7 Décembre 1991), 11–41. Paris: VRIN, 1993.

Meinel, Christoph, ed. Die Alchemie in der europäischen Kultur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Wolfenbütteler Forschungen 32. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1986.

Moran, Bruce T.  Distilling Knowledge. Alchemy, Chemistry and the Scientific Revolution. Cambridge, MA–London: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Multhauf, Robert P. The Origins of Chemistry. London: Oldbourne, 1966

Newman, William R. Promethean Ambitions. Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature. Chicago–London: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Pereira, Michela. Arcana Sapienza. Storia dell’alchimia dalle origini a Jung. Rome: Carocci, 2001.

Priesner, Claus and Karin Figala, eds.  Alchemie - Lexikon einer hermetischen Wissenschaft, 1998.

Principe, Lawrence M., ed. Chymists and Chymistry. Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry. Sagamore Beach: Watson Publishing International, 2007.

Taylor, Sherwood F. The Alchemists: Founders of Modern Chemistry. London: William Heinemann, 1951.

Thorndike, Lynn. A History of Magic and Experimental Science during the First Thirteen Centuries of Our Era. 8 vols. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1923–1958.

von Martels, Z. R. W. M., ed. Alchemy Revisited. Proceedings of the International Conference on the History of Alchemy at the University of Groningen, 17–19 April 1989. Leiden: Brill, 1990.