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De Pestilitate and Paracelsian Cosmology

Didier Kahn 1
1 CELLF-16-18 - Équipe 16-18
CELLF - Centre d’étude de la langue et des littératures françaises
Abstract : De pestilitate is an interesting treatise on plague falsely attributed to Paracelsus and published as such by Johann Huser (who believed it authentic) in Paracelsus's Bücher und Schrifften (1589-1591). It can be dated from before 1578. This article shows that it features conflicting cosmologies issued of different works of Paracelsus. We also discuss its theory of plague, based on the correspondence between microcosm and macrocosm, as compared with the authentic plague theory of Paracelsus.
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Didier Kahn. De Pestilitate and Paracelsian Cosmology. Daphnis - Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur und Kultur der Frühen Neuzeit, Rodopi, 2020, 48 (1-2), pp.65-86. ⟨10.1163/18796583-04801014⟩. ⟨halshs-02984824⟩

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