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Book Review – “Mappae Clavicula, A little key to the world of medieval techniques” – translated by C. S. Smith and J. G. Hawthorne

Book Review – “Mappae Clavicula, A little key to the world of medieval techniques” – translated by C. S. Smith and J. G. Hawthorne

Book Review – “Mappae Clavicula, A little key to the world of medieval techniques” – translated by C. S. Smith and J. G. Hawthorne Mappae Clavicula is part of a thread that runs through the history of craft and chemistry. The thread is only visible occassionally, and we can only find it because it is a textual tradition. That might seem overly poetic, but it’s an apt description for a document whose name is (confusingly) translated as “The Small Key…

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