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By Raphael Patai

In this huge paintings, Raphael Patai opens up a wholly new box of cultural background through tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the 19th century. in the past there was little recognition given to the numerous position that Jews performed within the box of alchemy. right here, drawing on an immense variety of formerly unexplored assets, Patai unearths that Jews have been significant gamers in what used to be for hundreds of years certainly one of humanity's so much compelling highbrow obsessions.

Originally released in 1994.

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