Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts by Sophie PageAstrology in Medieval Manuscripts by Sophie Page

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

bySophie Page

Paperback | September 14, 2002

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In the Middle Ages the art of predicting earthly events and human characteristics from the movements of the stars and planets was a scientific branch of learning with a philosophical basis. Its influence extended to natural philosophy and cosmology, medicine, agriculture, weather-forecasting and alchemy. Yet astrology was never an entirely acceptable practice, attracting both religious and scientific objections. These ambivalent medieval attitudes are just one aspect of this wide-ranging and clearly-written account of astrological ideas and practices in medieval society, comprehensively illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts.

Sophie Page is a lecturer in the Department of History at University College London.
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Title:Astrology in Medieval ManuscriptsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.66 × 6.92 × 0.26 inPublished:September 14, 2002Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802085113

ISBN - 13:9780802085115

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