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The End of Alchemy
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Mervyn King
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' Telegraph The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has
The End of Alchemy
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Mervyn King
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-21 - Publisher:

Mervyn King was governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, guiding the country through the Great Recession and into the start of the recovery. Taking the long view, King shows that the crisis he faced was only the latest in a long series of financial crises since
Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Leah DeVun
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the end times were coming; the apocalypse was near. Rupescissa's teachings were unique in his era. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act
The End of the Poem
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Paul Muldoon
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-21 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

The End of the Poem contains the fifteen lectures delivered by Paul Muldoon as Oxford Professor of Poetry, from 1999 to 2004. Rather than individual and discrete performances, these lectures form a dazzling set of variations around the sustained theme of 'the end of the poem'. Each lecture explores a
The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Jonathan Hughes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Alchemists did more than try to transmute base metals into gold: they studied planetary influences on metals and people, refined plants and minerals in the search for medicines and advocated the regeneration of matter and spirit. This book illustrates how this new branch of thought became increasingly popular as the