Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts
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.
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- North American Rights
- Page Count: 112 pages
- Illustrations: 60
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 8.0in
Author InformationSophie Page is a lecturer in the Department of History at University College London.
Table of contents
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
Subjects and Courses