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Astrology and the seventeenth century mind : William Lilly and the language of the stars

Author: Ann Geneva
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, cop. 1995.
Series: Social and cultural values in early modern Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a picture of astrology in the early modern period. It sets out to describe the whole spectrum of the astrological tradition in England and focuses on the 17th century's premier  Read more...

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Named Person: William Lilly
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Geneva
ISBN: 0719041546 9780719041549 0719041554 9780719041556
OCLC Number: 905567781
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "For astrology wants to be history"; "aenigmaes, metaphors, parabols, and figures" - 17th-century encrypting; William Lilly - "the stars chiefest ambassador"; "that hidden and sublime science" - the astrological tradition; "ars long, vita brevis" - the starry language decoded; the King must die - Charles I death prophecies; the "Hierogliphic King" - death by cipher; "this world's spent" - the decline of astrology as a language system.
Series Title: Social and cultural values in early modern Europe.
Responsibility: Ann Geneva.

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