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1418 Deaths - Dietrich of Nieheim, Nicolas Flamel, Catherine of Lancaster, Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Mircea I of Wallachia (Paperback) Loot Price: R390
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1418 Deaths - Dietrich of Nieheim, Nicolas Flamel, Catherine of Lancaster, Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Mircea I of Wallachia (Paperback)

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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dietrich of Nieheim, Nicolas Flamel, Catherine of Lancaster, Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Mircea I of Wallachia, Laurent de Premierfait, Sim On, John of Falkenberg, Theodore Ii, Marquess of Montferrat, Stephen Ostoja of Bosnia, Bogislaw Viii, Duke of Pomerania, Gjon Zenebishi, Ixtlilxochitl I, Bernard Vii of Armagnac, John Holt, Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset, Carlo Zeno, Richard Young, Ahmad Al-Qalqashandi, Robert de Scales, 6th Baron Scales, William Ii, Marquis of Namur, Giacomo I Crispo, Richard Loqueville, Ichij Tsunetsugu, Louis of Piedmont, Henry of Marle. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Nicolas Flamel (French pronunciation: ) (early 1330-1418) was a successful French scrivener and manuscript-seller who developed a posthumous reputation as an alchemist due to his reputed work on the philosopher's stone. According to the introduction to his work and additional details that have accrued since its publication, Flamel was the most accomplished of the European alchemists, and had learned his art from a Jewish converso on the road to Santiago de Compostela. "Others thought Flamel was the creation of 17th-century editors and publishers desperate to produce modern printed editions of supposedly ancient alchemical treatises then circulating in manuscript for an avid reading public," Deborah Harkness put it succinctly. The modern assertion that many references to him or his writings appear in alchemical texts of the 1500s, however, has not been linked to any particular source. The essence of his reputation is that he succeeded at the two magical goals of alchemy -- that he made the Philosophers' Stone, which turns lead into gold, and that he and his wife Perenelle achieved immortality through the "Elixer of Life." Nicolas and his wife, Pe...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=204975

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-13686-8
Barcode: 9781155136868
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-13686-1

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