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Title: Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts
Author: Page, Sophie
Publisher: U of Toronto Press; Publication Date: 2002
Paperback; ISBN: 9780802085115
Volumes: 1; Pages: 64
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In the Middle Ages the art of predicting earthly events and human characteristics from the movements of the stars and planets was a scientific branch of learning with a philosophical basis. Its influence extended to natural philosophy and cosmology, medicine, agriculture, weather-forecasting and alchemy. Yet astrology was never an entirely acceptable practice, attracting both religious and scientific objections. These ambivalent medieval attitudes are just one aspect of this wide-ranging and clearly-written account of astrological ideas and practices in medieval society, comprehensively illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts.Sophie Page is a lecturer in the Department of History at University College London.