Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

By Sophie Page

© 2017

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

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  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Illustrations: 60
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 8.0in
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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.

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

By Sophie Page

© 2017

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

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • North American Rights
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Illustrations: 60
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 8.0in
  • Author Information

    Sophie Page is a lecturer in the Department of History at University College London.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    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

    Bibliography
    Glossary of Astrological Terms
    Index

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