Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

ISBN-10: 1469600870

ISBN-13: 9781469600871

Edition: 2013

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InProspero's America, Walter W. Woodward examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by John Winthrop, Jr., one of English colonization's early giants. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition and hasten Christ's Second Coming. Woodward demonstrates the influence of Winthrop and his philosophy on New England's cultural formation: its settlement, economy, religious toleration, Indian relations, medical practice, witchcraft prosecution, and imperial diplomacy.Prospero's Americareconceptualizes the significance of early modern science in shaping New England hand-in-hand with Puritanism and politics.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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