Download e-book for kindle: Chaucer the Alchemist: Physics, Mutability, and the Medieval by Alexander N. Gabrovsky

By Alexander N. Gabrovsky

The secrets and techniques of nature's alchemy captivated either the medical and literary mind's eye of the center a long time. This booklet explores Chaucer's fascination with earth's mutability. Gabrovsky unearths that his poetry represents an enormous contribution to a medieval worldview based at the philosophy of physics, astronomy, alchemy, and logic.

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