The Limits of Influence: Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology

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BRILL, 1 de gen. 2003 - 316 pàgines
Historians of science often acknowledge the academic status of astrology in the early modern period, but mostly fail to explore its relation with other disciplines and its role in society. This book seeks to fill that gap. The first part of the book examines the practices and functions that shaped late medieval astrology, and relates how its academic status became discredited, both in northern Italy and the Low Countries. The second part of the book examines various counter-strategies of astrological reform, and shows how these ultimately failed to restore public trust in academic astrology. This book provides a new level of detail to the history of astrology. It also establishes important new links with other fields, like the history of universities, humanism, astronomy, medicine, and instrument building.
 

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Introduction
1
Chapter two Astrology and late medieval academic culture
29
The teaching of academic astrology
40
Astrology and theology in late medieval academic
46
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81
Chapter five Astrology and the Louvain cosmographical
113
Intermezzo A few comments on the use and nature
137
Chapter six Copernican astronomy and Louvain astrology
147
Chapter seven Ptolemy parapegmata mathematics
185
Chapter eight Prorogations houses and natal astrology
227
Conclusion
257
Bibliography
271
Indices
305
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Sobre l'autor (2003)

Steven vanden Broecke, Ph.D.(2000) in History, University of Leuven, is a Fellow in the Department of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching interests include European science, religion, and the occult in the late medieval and early modern periods.

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