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Astrology In Medieval Manuscripts

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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 b ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by British Library
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Apr 29, 2015 Bookista rated it really liked it
A nice little introduction to the role astrology played in the medieval period. Lovely illustrations but I wanted lots MORE information. I enjoyed reading about how one astrologer predicted that the thief of a valuable religious object was "pimply."
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Eh. Passable intro to the topic, I guess. No footnotes, so rather useless for my purposes.
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May 04, 2013 Pavel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Superficial and occasionally inaccurate, but beautifully illustrated. Which was the point of this book, I suppose.
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