Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
At San Lorenzo de El
Escorial, Philip II planned a monument that would perpetuate his glory
for centuries. A church for God. A monastery for the Jeronymite order. A
palace for the king. A tomb for the Royal Spanish dynasty. A temple for
science. It is this last aspect that, unfortunately, has received the
least historical attention over the years. This temple of science hosted
during the final decades of the sixteenth century some of the most
advanced chemical practitioners in Early Modern Europe in its pharmacy
and distillation laboratory.
The Chymia-2008 Conference Proceedings will be published in book form by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Each paper submitted to us will be rigorously reviewed, in a blind review process, by a committee specializing in various aspects of history of alchemy and related fields.
Contributors could obtain information about submitting papers in the Speakers Area.
Miguel López Pérez (Orzanizing Commettee)
Oct 10, 2008.
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Conference supported by Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina
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