Prof. Mino Gabriele, Udine
Dr. Thomas Reiser, Technische Universität München
The physician, alchemist and theologian Johann Daniel Mylius (1583-after 1632) stands at the focal point of some of his time’s most contradictory discourses on religion and natural philosophy. His richly illustrated works thus conglutinate both the teachings of the medical school of Padua and those of Paracelcist iatrochemistry, they compound both allegorical speculations and exact descriptions and they confer both protestant orthodoxy and ‘Roscicrucian’ phantasmagory. Therefore a suitably syncretistic selection of scholars shall endeavour to do some interdisciplinary justice to Mylius’ infinite variety.