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eBook Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present, 1st Edition

  • William E. Burns
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  • ISBN-10: 1440851433
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851438
  • DDC: 133.509
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

The field of astrology is growing rapidly, as historians recognize its centrality to the intellectual life of the past and sociologists and anthropologists treat its importance in a number of modern cultures. Despite the historical and cultural significance of the subject, most reference works on astrology focus on instructional techniques and are written by astrologers with little or no interest in the history of the topic. This book instead offers an objective treatment of astrology across world history from ancient Mesopotamia to the present. The book provides alphabetically arranged entries by expert contributors writing on such topics as horoscopes, court astrologers, Renaissance astrology, and comets. While it considers the Western tradition, it also treats Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology. In doing so, it explores the role of astrology in shaping science, literature, religion, art, and other defining cultural traditions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
Timeline.
1: Abū Ma‘shar Al-Balkhī (787–886).
2: Adams, Evangeline (1868–1932).
3: Age of Aquarius.
4: Agriculture.
5: Albertus Magnus (1200–1280).
6: Almanacs.
7: Al-Qabīsī (D. 967).
8: American Stars Debate.
9: Antiastrological Thought.
10: Apocalypticism.
11: Art.
12: Ashenden, John.
13: Ashmole, Elias (1617–1692).
14: Asteroids.
15: Astral Magic.
16: Astrolabe.
17: Astrological Associations.
18: Astrotheology.
19: Bible.
20: Bonatti, Guido (Ca. 1210–1290).
21: Brahe, Tycho (1546–1601).
22: Bruno, Giordano (1548–1600).
23: Buddhism.
24: Bureau of Astronomy (China).
25: Campanella, Tommaso (1558–1639).
26: Cardano, Girolamo (1501–1576).
27: Cecco D’ascoli (D. 1327).
28: Centiloquium.
29: Chaucer, Geoffrey (Ca. 1340–1400).
30: Chinese Astrology.
31: Christianity.
32: Comets.
33: Court Astrologers.
34: D’ailly, Pierre (1350–1420).
35: Decans.
36: Dee, John (1527–1609).
37: Dorotheus of Sidon (Fl. First Century Ce).
38: Electional Astrology.
39: Enlightenment.
40: Fate.
41: Feminist Astrology.
42: Ficino, Marsilio (1433–1499).
43: Firmicus Maternus, Julius (Fourth Century Ce).
44: Fixed Stars.
45: Forman, Simon (1552–1611).
46: Gadbury, John (1627–1704).
47: Galilei, Galileo (1564–1642).
48: Gauquelin, Michel (1928–1991) and Françoise Gauquelin (1929–2007).
49: Gender.
50: Goodman, Linda (1925–1995).
51: Hamburg School of Astrology.
52: Hellenistic Astrology.
53: Horary Astrology.
54: Horoscopes.
55: House Systems.
56: Indian Astrology.
57: Indian Cinema.
58: Information Technology.
59: Islamic Astrology.
60: John of Saxony (14th Century).
61: Judaism.
62: Jung, Carl G. (1875–1961).
63: Kepler, Johannes (1571–1630).
64: Legal Regulation of Astrology.
65: Leo, Alan (1860–1917).
66: Lilly, William (1602–1675).
67: Lots.
68: Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469–1527).
69: Manilius, Marcus.
70: Mashāllāh Ibn Athari (740–815).
71: Medical Astrology.
72: Medieval European Astrology.
73: Mercator, Gerardus (1512–1594).
74: Mesoamerican Astrology.
75: Mesopotamian Astrology.
76: Morandi, Orazio (1570–1630).
77: Morin, Jean-Baptiste (1583–1656).
78: Mundane Astrology.
79: Natal Astrology.
80: Nazism and the Third Reich.
81: New Age.
82: Newspapers.
83: Nostradamus (1503–1566).
84: Omarr, Sydney (1926–2003).
85: Paracelsus (1493–1541).
86: Partridge, John (1644–1715).
87: Picatrix.
88: Placidus (1603–1668).
89: Politics.
90: Pont, Robert (1524–1606).
91: Primary Directions.
92: Ptolemy (Second Century Ce).
93: Pythagoras of Samos (Ca. 570–490 Bce).
94: Quigley, Joan (1927–2014).
95: Raman, Bangalore Venkata (1912–1998).
96: Renaissance and Reformation Astrology.
97: Righter, Carroll (1900–1988).
98: Roman Astrology.
99: Rudhyar, Dane (1895–1985).
100: Science.
101: Sex and Love.
102: Sibly, Ebenezer (Ca. 1750–1799).
103: Sima Qian (Ca. 145–87 Bce).
104: Stoicism.
105: Sun Signs.
106: Tājika Astrology.
107: Thai Astrology.
108: Theosophy.
109: Transpersonal Astrology.
110: Valens, Vettius (Second Century Ce).
111: Varāhamihira (505?–587 Ce).
112: Villena, Enrique De (1384–1438).
113: Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939).
114: Zadkiel.
115: Zodiacs.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.