Chaucer the Alchemist

Physics, Mutability, and the Medieval Imagination

  • Authors
  • Alexander N. Gabrovsky

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Physics

  3. Alchemy

  4. Logic

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-291

About this book

Introduction

The secrets of nature's alchemy captivated both the scientific and literary imagination of the Middle Ages. This book explores Chaucer's fascination with earth's mutability. Gabrovsky reveals that his poetry represents a major contribution to a medieval worldview centered on the philosophy of physics, astronomy, alchemy, and logic.

Keywords

Chaucer Imagination logic Medieval Literature Middle Ages poetry

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137523914
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55563-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52391-4
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