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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 wondered and involved generations of humankind. It reached its apogee within the eu Renaissance, whilst it flourished in literature, political expression, medication, paintings, and the entire different parts of activity catalogued during this specific assortment. Brill’s significant other to Renaissance Astrology brings jointly a big selection of craftsmanship from world wide to provide an explanation for the tactic and subject of this cultural shape, together with the Arab and Classical history, the medieval culture, the conflict with geared up faith, the impact on wisdom and the contest with newly rising methods of understanding, summarizing the present country 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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Brian Vickers (Cambridge: 1984), pp. 253–272. For the horoscope of Augustus recently Alfred Schmid, Augustus und die Macht der Sterne. Antike Astrologie und die Etablierung der Monarchie in Rom (Cologne: 2005). Simonetta Terio, Der Steinbock als Herrschaftszeichen des Augustus Orbis antiquus. 42 (Münster: 2006), pp. 134–155. 52 Andreas Goldmayer, Strassburgische Chronica, astrologisch beschrieben (Straßburg: 1636). ] der Stadt Würtzburg (Nuremberg: 1645). See Wilhelm Knappich, Geschichte der Astrologie (Frankfort: 1967, 19983), 286.

The culture of astrology from ancient to renaissance 23 So there were celestial globes and armillary spheres in Antiquity,40 but no terrestrial ones. The first known modern terrestrial globe was manufactured by Martin Behaim in 1493, whereas the most important modern celestial globe was made by Johannes Stoeffler in 1492. Many libraries then were decorated with a pair of globes, one celestial and one terrestrial. 41 As in Antiquity, knowledge of the stars was extremely important for navigation.

For this special lore cfr. Rupert Gleadow, The Origin of the Zodiac (London: 1968), 67f. Grafton, Cardano’s Cosmos, p. ; Dieter Blume, Regenten des Himmels. Astro­ logische Bilder in Mittelalter und Renaissance, Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus, 3 (Berlin: 2000), pp. 88–91 and 129–136. , ed. Stefan Weinstock, Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum vol. 9 pt. 2 (Brussels: 1953), pp. 176–179 (with bibliography). 53 Ms. Munich clm 27003. Stuttgart Cod. math. 4° 22: written in 1602 for the professor of “Naturphilosophie” teaching at Tübingen, Conrad Haegaeus Cellarius (1577–1636), for instance the cod.

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