Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts
Published: October 2017© 2017
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 112 Pages
Illustrations: 30 colour illustrations, 30 b&w illustrations
Dimensions: 6.00 x 8.00
112 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 x 0.50 in, 30 colour illustrations, 30 b&w illustrations
The art of predicting earthly events from the movements of stars and planets has always been a source of fascination. Medieval astrologers, though sometimes feared to be magicians in league with demons, were usually revered scholars whose ideas and practices were widely respected.
Politics, medicine, weather forecasting, cosmology, and alchemy were all influenced by astrological concepts. Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts explores the dazzling complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts from the British Library’s rich medieval collections.
1. The Art of Astrology: Texts and Traditions
2. The Art of Astrology: Tools and Principles
3. The Practise of Astrology
4. The Place of Astrology in Medieval Society
5. Astrology, Medicine, and Magic
Glossary of Astrological Terms