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The Business of Alchemy:
Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire
Pamela H. Smith

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Evocation3
1Provenances14
2Oeconomia rerum et verborum: Constructing a Political Space in the Holy Roman Empire56
3The Commerce of Words: An Exchange of Credit at the Court of the Elector in Munich93
West Indian Interlude141
4The Production of Things: A Transmutation at the Habsburg Court173
Interlude in the Laboratory228
5Between Words and Things: The Commerce of Scholars and the Promise of Ars247
Epilogue: Projection272
Biography279
Index303

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