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Horoscopes and public spheres : essays on the history of astrology

Author: Günther Oestmann; H Darrel Rutkin; Kocku von Stuckrad
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2005
Series: Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands), 42
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This volume examines the specific role of horoscopic astrology in Western culture from antiquity to the nineteenth century. The volume's three parts address the use of imperial horoscopes in late  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Horoscopes and public spheres.
Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2005
(DLC) 2005027038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Günther Oestmann; H Darrel Rutkin; Kocku von Stuckrad
ISBN: 3110185458 9783110185454 9783110925128 3110925125
OCLC Number: 897201044
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 290 p.) illustrations
Contents: G. Oestmann, H. D. Rutkin, and K. von Stuckrad: Introduction: Horoscopes and HistoryPart I: Horoscopes and the Public Sphere in Antiquity W. Hubner: Sulla's Horoscope? (Firm. math. 6,3 1,l); J.-H. Abry: What Was Agrippina Waiting For? (Tacitus, Ann. XII, 68-69); St. Heilen: The Emperor Hadrian in the Horoscopes of Antigonus of Nicaea; N. Campion: The Possible Survival of Babylonian Astrology in the Fifth Century CE: A Discussion of Historical Sources Part II: Medieval Astrology: Muslim and Jewish Discourse D. Pingree: Mashaallah's Zoroastrian Historical Astrology; E. Orthmann: Circular Motions: Private Pleasure and Public Prognostication in the Nativities of the Mughal Emperor Akbar; A. Caiozzo: The Horoscope of Iskandar Sultan as a Cosmological Vision in the Islamic World; J. Rodriguez-Arribas: Historical Horoscopes of Israel: Abraham bar Hiyya, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Yosef ben Eliezer Part III: The Use of Horoscopes in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe H. D. Rutkin: Various Uses of Horoscopes: Astrological Practices in Early Modem Europe; M. Azzolini: Reading Health in the Stars: Politics and Medical Astrology in Renaissance Milan; St. Vanden Broecke: Evidence and Conjecture in Cardano's Horoscope Collections; K. von Stuckrad: The Function of Horoscopes in Biographical Narrative: Cardano and After; G. Oestmann: J. W. A. Pfaff and the Rediscovery of Astrology in the Age of Romanticism Epilogue P. Curry: The Historiography of Astrology: A Diagnosis and a Prescription
Series Title: Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands), 42
Responsibility: edited by Guenther Oestmann, H. Darrel Rutkin, Kocku von Stuckrad

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