History, Prophecy, and the Stars: The Christian Astrology of Pierre d'Ailly, 1350-1420. Laura Ackerman Smoller.

History, Prophecy, and the Stars: The Christian Astrology of Pierre d'Ailly, 1350-1420

Princeton University Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket. First printing. Hardcover.xii+ 233 pp. with index, bibliography. Scholarly study of the historical astroilogy of the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Although astrology was viewed with suspicion by the nedieval church, it became an area of inquiry for the renowned cardinal and scholar Pierre d'Ailly. His astological and apocalyptic writes had, for instance, great influence on Christopher Columbus. His writings on the stars, the main focus of this book, clearly illustrate the complex relationships among astrology, science, and christian thinking in the later Middle Ages. As New / as new. Item #E24045
ISBN: 9780691087887

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