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English Almanacs, Astrology and Popular Medicine, 1550-1700

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Early modern almanacs have received relatively little academic attention over the years despite being the first true form of British mass media. While their purpose was to provide annual information about the movements of the stars and the corresponding effects on Earth, most included advice on preventative and remedial medicine for humans and animals. Based on the most ex...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press (first published January 8th 2008)
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