The Alchemy of Glass: Counterfeit, Imitation, and Transmutation in Ancient Glassmaking

@inproceedings{Beretta2009TheAO,
  title={The Alchemy of Glass: Counterfeit, Imitation, and Transmutation in Ancient Glassmaking},
  author={M. Beretta and P. Keyser},
  year={2009}
}
In this book, Beretta sets out to demonstrate the role of glass in ancient alchemy, especially the role of glassmaking and glassworking in ancient alchemical theory [xi]. The extended argument of the book is that glass was seen as metallic, that glassblowing was achieved only after and because furnace-makers achieved sufficient temperatures, and that the rise of alchemy and of glassblowing were nearly contemporaneous and causally linked: I return below to these theses. Beretta emphasizes the… Expand

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