William Eamon
Regents Professor of History Emeritus, New Mexico State University

William Eamon is regents professor of history emeritus at New Mexico State University. He writes and blogs about the history of early modern science and medicine. His latest book is The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy (2010).

Written by William Eamon

An illuminated page from a book on alchemical processes and receipts Ymage de vie Raymundus Lullius, late 15th century. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images

Six centuries of secularism

When the first ‘how-to’ books began to explain the way the world worked, they paved the way for science and secularism

William Eamon