Medieval astrologers, though sometimes feared to be magicians in league with demons, were usually revered scholars whose ideas and practices were widely respected. Politics, medicine, weather forecasting, cosmology and alchemy were all influenced by astrological concepts. Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts explores the dazzling complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts from the British Library’s rich medieval collection.
Contains over 50 colour images of manuscripts from the British Library’s medieval collection, including several new additions.
Companion title to Magic in Medieval Manuscripts by a leading scholar and lecturer in late medieval history.
- Sophie Page
- The British Library
- Publication date
- October 2017
- 128 pages
- 190 x 150 mm