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New book: Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance

Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem and Its Reception by Ovanes Akopyan In Debating the Stars, Ovanes Akopyan sheds new light on the astrological controversies that arose in the late fifteenth and early…

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The Jewel of Annual Astrology edited by Martin Gansten

The Jewel of Annual Astrology is an encyclopaedic treatise on Tājika or Sanskritized Perso-Arabic astrology, dealing particularly with the casting and interpretation of anniversary horoscopes, that now is available in English edited, translated, and annotated  by Martin Gansten. Authored in…

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The Astrology of the conjunctions by Stephan Heilen

This new book in German language, by Stephan Heilen, addresses aspects of one of the core doctrines of astrological prognostication. Of Perso-Arabic origin, conjunction astrology bypasses individual birth horoscopes in favor of those rare conjunctions of planets on which historical…

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Contingency and astrology

Book: Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science ​This volume considers contingency as a historical category resulting from the combination of various intellectual elements – epistemological, philosophical, material, as well as theological and, broadly speaking, intellectual. With contributions ranging from…

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New article on Abraham Ibn Ezra

The Abraham Ibn Ezra–Peter of Limoges Astrological-Exegetical Connection The article enlarges the circle of the Latin admirers of Abraham Ibn Ezra (ca. 1089–ca. 1161) to include Peter of Limoges (second half of the thirteenth century), who spent most of his…

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