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It's been known as “the such a lot singular centaur that faith and technology have ever produced” (Franz Boll). Astrology as a cultural shape has questioned and interested generations of humankind. It reached its apogee within the eu Renaissance, while it flourished in literature, political expression, drugs, artwork, and the entire different parts of recreation catalogued during this special assortment. Brill’s spouse to Renaissance Astrology brings jointly a big selection of craftsmanship from around the world to give an explanation for the tactic and topic of this cultural shape, together with the Arab and Classical history, the medieval culture, the conflict with equipped faith, the impression on wisdom and the contest with newly rising methods of figuring out, summarizing the present nation of analysis and suggesting new paths.
Contributors contain: Giuseppe Bezza, Dieter Blume, Claudia Brosseder, Brendan Dooley, William Eamon, Ornella Faracovi, Hiro Hirai, Wolfgang Hübner, Eileen Reeves, Steven Vanden Broecke, and Graziella Federici Vescovini.

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84. 49 The classic work is R. Klibansky, E. Panofsky, F. Saxl, Saturn and Melancholy. Studies in the History of Natural Philosophy, Religion, and Art (London: 1964). Also, Wojciech Bałus, “Dürer’s ‘Melencolia I’: Melancholy and the Undecidable,” Artibus et Historiae 15, No. 30 (1994): 9–21. introduction 15 better general understanding not only of the Renaissance but of the place of the Renaissance in Western history in general. European astrology echoed strongly in the New World, as Claudia Brosseder shows in her chapter on Peru.

Here and there, it picked up new ideas; but wherever it went it planted the seeds of curiosity, inspired new devotees, excited new polemics. It provided a language transcending geographical boundaries, truly cosmopolitan, built of concepts that fascinated, responses that fit the mood of the moment, the pulse of the age. Taking the measure of the great richness and variety of our topic and the associated bibliography has been a daunting task. We hope the results will give our readers at least as much pleasure and instruction as the endeavor has given us.

Basel: 1553). 21 Procli paraphrasis in quatuor Ptolemaei libros de siderum effectionibus, ed. Philip Melanchthon (Basel: 1554). Later edited by Leone Allacci (Leyden: 1635). 22 Εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὴν ἀποτελεσματικὴν του� Πτολεμαίου, ed. Hieronymus Wolf, (Basel: 1559), pp. 181–204. The new critical edition by Stefan Weinstock and Emilie Boer, in Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum Vol. 4 (Brussels: 1940), pp. 187–228. 23 Εἰς τὴν τετράβιβλον του� Πτολεμαίου ἐξηγητὴς ἀνώνυμος—Commentarius anonymus in Claudii Ptolemaei quadripartitum, ed.

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