HFM 050 | History’s Greatest Alchemists, Part 2: Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) Medieval Islam’s Foremost Intellectual Who Was Most Concerned with The Alchemy of Happiness, with Travis Dow of the History of Alchemy Podcast

December 30, 2013


The foremost intellectual in the medieval Islamic world was a theologian, juristic, mystic, and philosophy. He wrote a landmark treatise in which he attempted to construct a unified explanation of human knowledge. But what was the branch of knowledge that he thought tied in all the sciences together? Alchemy, of course!

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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