Chapter

<i>Betrüger</i> on Trial

in Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226608563
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226608570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.003.0007
Betrüger on Trial

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This chapter focuses on the trials and convictions of Betrugers or false alchemists. It analyzes the concept of the Betruger from the points of view of the princes who tried and executed “false” alchemists, the learned alchemists who wrote polemical treatises against them, and the so-called “frauds” themselves. The chapter also describes the trials and punishments for convicted Betrugers.

Keywords: Betruger; false alchemists; trials; learned alchemists; frauds; punishments

Chapter.  12134 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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