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The duke and the stars : astrology and politics in Renaissance Milan

Author: Monica Azzolini
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Series: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Duke and the Stars explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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(DLC) 2012015760
Named Person: Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan; Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan; Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Azzolini
ISBN: 0674067916 9780674067912
OCLC Number: 826855510
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 370 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The science of the stars: learning astrology at the University of Pavia --
The making of a dynasty: astrology under Bianca Maria Visconti and Francesco Sforza --
Astrology is destiny: Galeazzo Sforza and the political uses of astrology --
The star-crossed duke: Gian Galeazzo Sforza and medical astrology --
The viper and the eagle: the rise and fall of astrology under Ludovico Sforza.
Series Title: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Responsibility: Monica Azzolini.

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