William R. Newman Bibliography


年に、あのゲベル問題に大発見で新しい光をあてたこの人。錬金術史研究は大地殻変動期へと突入しました。現在は中世から17世紀までの物質理論を錬金術文献を中心に研究を進めています。近年の錬金術関係のスペシャル・セッションでも大活躍です。E. Murdoch 氏と共同編纂している『後期中世と初期近代における粒子論的物質理論 Brill という論集および Lawrence Principe 氏とのジョイント・プロジェクトである著作『スターキーとボイルの錬金術活動 の出版も間近なようです。



              1985 a.  "New Light on the Identity of "Geber"," Sudhoffs Archiv, 69 (1985), pp. 76-90.


1985 b.  "The Genesis of the Summa perfectionis," Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, 35 (1985), pp. 240-302.


1987.  "Newton’s Clavis as Starkey’s Key," Isis, 78 (1987), pp. 564-574.

              1989.  "Technology and Alchemical Debate in the Late Middle Ages," Isis, 80 (1989), pp. 423-445.


1990.  "Prophecy and Alchemy : The Origin of Eirenaeus Philalethes," Ambix, 37 (1990), pp. 97-115.

              1991.  The Summa perfectionis of Pseudo-Geber, Leiden, Brill.

1993 a.  "The Corpuscular Theory of J. B. Van Helmont and its Medieval Sources," Vivarium, 31 (1993), pp. 161-191.

1993 b.  "L'influence de la Summa perfectionis du pseudo-Geber," in J.-C.Marglin & S.Matton (eds.), Alchimie et philosophie à la Renaissance, Paris, Vrin, 1993, pp. 65-77.

1994 a.  "The Corpuscular Transmutational Theory of Eirenaeus Philalethes," in P. Rattansi & A. Clericuzio (eds.), Alchemy and Chemistry in the 16th and 17th Centuries, Dordrecht, 1994, pp. 161-182.

1994 bGehennical Fire : The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution, Harvard UP.

1994 c.  "Boyle's Debt to Corpuscular Alchemy," in M. Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle Reconsidered, Cambridge, 1994, pp. 107-118.

1994 d.  "The Alchemy of Roger Bacon and the Tres Epistolae attributed to him." in Comprendre et maitriser la Nature au Moyen Age, Genève, 1994, pp. 461-479.

1995 a.  "George Starkey and the Selling of Secrets," in M. Greengrass et al. (ed. ), Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation, Cambridge, 1995, pp. 193-210.

1995 b.  "The Philosophers' Egg: Theory and Practice in the Alchemy of Roger Bacon," in Le crisi  dell’alchimia, Micrologus, 3 (1995), pp. 75-101.

1996 a.  "The Occult and the Manifest among the Alchemists," in F. J. Ragep et S. P. Ragep (eds.), Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of two Conferences on Pre-modern Science held at the University of Oklahoma, Leiden, Brill, 1996, pp. 173-198.

1996 b.  ""Decknamen or pseudochemical language ?" : Eirenaeus Philalethes and Carl Jung," in Theorie et pratique dans la constitution des savoirs alchimiques, Revue d'histoire des sciences, 49 (1996), pp. 159-188.


1996 c.  "The Alchemical Sources of Robert Boyle's Corpuscular Philosophy," Annals of Science, 53 (1996), pp. 567-585.

1997 a.  "Art, Nature and Experiment among Some Aristotelian Alchemists." in E. Sylla et M. Mc Vaugh (eds.), Texts and Contexts in Ancient and Medieval Science, Leiden, Brill, pp. 305-317.

1997 b.  "An Overview of Roger Bacon’s Alchemy," in Jeremiah Hackett (ed.), Roger Bacon and the Sciences : Commemorative Essays, Leiden, Brill, pp. 317-336.

1998 (with Lawrence M. Principe).  "Alchemy vs. Chemistry: The Etymological Origines of a  Historiographic Mistake," Early Science and Medicine, 3 (1998), pp. 32-65.


1998. "The Place of Alchemy in the Current Literature on Experiment," in M. Heidelberger & F. Steinle (eds), Experimental Essays-Versuche zum Experiment, Baden-Baden, Nomos, pp. 9-33.

1999.  "Alchemical Symbolism and Concealment: The Chemical House of Libavius," in Peter Galison et Emily Thompson (eds. ), The Architecture of Science, Cambridge MA, MIT Press, pp. 59-77.


2001. "Corpuscular Alchemy and the Tradition of Aristotle’s Meteorology, with Special Reference to Daniel Sennert," International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 15 (2001), pp. 145-153.


              2001 (with Anthony Grafton) (eds). Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge MA, MIT Press.