A Cultural History of Chemistry in Antiquity covers the period from 3000 BCE to 600 CE, ranging across the civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East. Over this long period, chemical artisans, recipes, and ideas were exchanged between Mesopotamia, Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium. The flowering of alchemy in the Middle and Early Modern Ages had its roots in the chemical arts of antiquity. This study presents the first synthesis of this epoch, examining the centrality of intense exchange and interconnectivity to the discovery and development of sources, techniques, materials, and instruments.

Cultural History of Chemistry in the Antiquity / Marco Beretta. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-313. [10.5040/9781474203746]

Cultural History of Chemistry in the Antiquity

Marco Beretta
2022

Abstract

A Cultural History of Chemistry in Antiquity covers the period from 3000 BCE to 600 CE, ranging across the civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East. Over this long period, chemical artisans, recipes, and ideas were exchanged between Mesopotamia, Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium. The flowering of alchemy in the Middle and Early Modern Ages had its roots in the chemical arts of antiquity. This study presents the first synthesis of this epoch, examining the centrality of intense exchange and interconnectivity to the discovery and development of sources, techniques, materials, and instruments.
2022
313
978-1-4742-9453-9
978-1-4742-0374-6
978-1-3502-5147-2
Cultural History of Chemistry in the Antiquity / Marco Beretta. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-313. [10.5040/9781474203746]
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