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How Albert the Great's Speculum astronomiae was interpreted and used by four centuries of readers : a study in late medieval medicine, astronomy, and astrology

Author: Scott E Hendrix
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010.
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A study that analyzes the readership of a work commonly known as a "Speculum astronomiae" from the time of its production in the mid-thirteenth century to the point when it lapsed from learned  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Albertus, Magnus Saint; Albertus, Magnus; Albertus, Magnus Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott E Hendrix
ISBN: 9780773436350 0773436359
OCLC Number: 588998883
Description: iii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Astrology's Movement from the Fringes to the Center; Chapter I; Defending Albert's Reputation? A Consideration of the Controversy; Concerning the Authorship of the Speculum astronomiae; Chapter II; Faith and Reason in Conflict?; Chapter III; The Link Between Natural Philosophy and Metaphysics: The Place of Astrology in Albert the Great's System of Thought.; Chapter IV; Readers and their Approach to the Speculum astronomiae; Chapter V; Whether for it or Against it, you can't Ignore it: Readers and the Speculum astronomiae.; Chapter VI; The Death and Reincarnation of an Authority.; Appendix A; Select Bibliography.
Responsibility: Scott E. Hendrix ; with a preface by Laura Ackerman Smoller.

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"For one wishing to glimpse the Medieval and Renaissance debate about the stars, Hendrix's study offers a lively and learned entree into that world." - Prof. Laura Ackerman Smoller University of Read more...

 
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