Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts 

Author: 
Sophie Page
Format: 
New
ISBN: 
978-1-4875-0295-9
Imprint: 
University of Toronto Press  
Binding: 
Hardcover

The art of predicting earthly events from the movements of stars and planets has always been a source of fascination. Medieval astrologers, though sometimes feared to be magicians in league with demons, were usually revered scholars whose ideas and practices were widely respected.

Politics, medicine, weather forecasting, cosmology and alchemy were all influenced by astrological concepts. Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts explores the dazzling complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts from the British Library's rich medieval collections.

 

History

Europe

Medieval Art

Medieval Medical

 

Publication Date: October 24, 2017
112 pages

$28.95