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Astrology In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
ISBN : 0802085113
Genre : History
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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.

Astrology Medieval Manuscripts New Ed

Author : Sophie Page
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Astrology In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
ISBN : UCSD:31822032168312
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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.

Magic In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
ISBN : 0802037976
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"Magic in Medieval Manuscripts" explores the place of magic in the medieval world and the contradictory responses it evoked, through an exploration of images and texts in British Library manuscripts.

Astrology In The Middle Ages

Author : Theodore Otto Wedel
ISBN : 9780486436425
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explanations of a diverse range of physical phenomena raised astrology to a prominent place in the history of philosophy and science. This volume traces the development of astrology from the 5th through 15th centuries, with interpretations from a variety of literary sources that include medieval romances and the works of Chaucer.

Unlocked Books

Author : Benedek Lang
ISBN : 9780271033785
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the Middle Ages, the Western world translated the incredible Arabic scientific corpus and imported it into Western culture: Arabic philosophy, optics, and physics, as well as alchemy, astrology, and talismanic magic. The line between the scientific and the magical was blurred. According to popular lore, magicians of the Middle Ages were trained in the art of magic in &“magician schools&” located in various metropolitan areas, such as Naples, Athens, and Toledo. It was common knowledge that magic was learned and that cities had schools designed to teach the dark arts. The Spanish city of Toledo, for example, was so renowned for its magic training schools that &“the art of Toledo&” was synonymous with &“the art of magic.&” Until Benedek L&áng&’s work on Unlocked Books, little had been known about the place of magic outside these major cities. A principal aim of Unlocked Books is to situate the role of central Europe as a center for the study of magic. L&áng helps chart for us how the thinkers of that day&—clerics, courtiers, and university masters&—included in their libraries not only scientific and religious treatises but also texts related to the field of learned magic. These texts were all enlisted to solve life&’s questions, whether they related to the outcome of an illness or the meaning of lines on one&’s palm. Texts summoned angels or transmitted the recipe for a magic potion. L&áng gathers magical texts that could have been used by practitioners in late fifteenth-century central Europe.

Magic In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
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"Magic in Medieval Manuscripts" explores the place of magic in the medieval world and the contradictory responses it evoked, through an exploration of images and texts in British Library manuscripts.

Astrology Magic And Alchemy In Art

Author : Matilde Battistini
ISBN : 0892369078
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From antiquity to the Enlightenment, astrology, magic, and alchemy were considered important tools to unravel the mysteries of nature and human destiny. In this latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series, Battistini presents a careful analysis of occult iconography in many of the great masterpieces of Western art, calling out key features in the illustrations for discussion and interpretation.

The Voynich Manuscript

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ISBN : 1786780771
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The Voynich Manuscript is an extensively illustrated codex featuring cosmological and astrological diagrams interwoven with detailed herbal illustration, relating both to the magical and alchemic view of the universe. It is written in a strangely beautiful cryptographic script.

Courting Disaster

Author : Hilary M Carey
ISBN : 9781349218004
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