Astrology in Medieval Manuscript

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Astrology permeated many aspects of medieval society and people’s fear of the work of the astrologer was gradually transformed into revering him as an important and influential scholar. The ability to understand and predict celestial movements improved greatly in the medieval period and this study not only provides the historical background to astrology at this time, but it traces the principles and methods used as documented in manuscripts.

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Astrology permeated many aspects of medieval society and people’s fear of the work of the astrologer was gradually transformed into revering him as an important and influential scholar. The ability to understand and predict celestial movements improved greatly in the medieval period and this study not only provides the historical background to astrology at this time, but it traces the principles and methods used as documented in manuscripts.

Sophie Page goes on to assess the role of astrology in society as a whole, in agriculture, politics, medicine, weather forecasting, cosmology and alchemy, accompanied by many lovely illustrations.

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Weight 445 g