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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire$
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Tara Nummedal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226608563

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001

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Betrüger on Trial

Betrüger on Trial

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(p.147) Chapter Six Betrüger on Trial
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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.003.0007

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

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