Astrology and Magic from the Medieval Islamic World to Renaissance Europe

Author(s): 
Zambelli, Paola
ISBN: 
9781409425144
Date published: 
April 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Astrology and Magic from the Medieval Islamic World to Renaissance Europe brings together ten of Paola Zambelli's papers on the subject, four of which are published in English for the first time. The papers in Part I analyse the ideas of astrology and magic held by Renaissance thinkers and astrologers' ideas on universal history and its cycles. Part II focuses on the role of astrologers in Renaissance society. Part III looks at the Great Conjunction of February 1524 and astrologers' predictions for floods, earthquakes and fires (which, in the event, failed to occur). Part IV reprints review articles of twentieth century scholars whose writing has contributed to our understanding of the historical problems concerning magic and other connected debates.