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Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia: The Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels homens (John Scott Lucas) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004132429
Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia: The Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels homens (John Scott Lucas) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004132429
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Title: Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia: The Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels homens

Author: Lucas, John Scott

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004132429

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxxiv, 210

List Price in Cloth: $159.00 Our price: $134.99

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The Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels hmens, a late fifteenth-century Catalan incunable, draws on a rich tradition of astrological magic, geomancy, Pythagorean numerology, and Hebrew gematria. This practical manual offers a method of determining the birth sign based on calculations performed on the subject's name and his or her mother's name. The critical edition includes a literary, historical, and linguistic study; an English translation; and a Catalan-English glossary. The Tractat reveals Catalan sources for prognostication, a unique expression of medieval syncretism, the mingling of traditions, and the development of new ideas. It is a rare find for Hispanists and others interested in astrology, magic, the history of science, and early print culture.Table of ContentsList of Figures and Tables Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Ch. 1 Prognostication at the Dawn of the renaissance Ch. 2 Genres of Prognostic Material in the Catalan Language Ch. 3 The Present Edition Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels homens segons los signes, planetas celestials, e proprietas lurs demonstren, with English Translation App. A Paleographic Transcription App. B Fascimile Reproduction Glossary: Catalan--English References Index
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