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Prophecy & Astrology in the Medieval Period with Laura Ackerman Smoller

In this episode we talk with Laura Ackerman Smoller, a reference name in the history of astrology with her book History, Prophecy, and the Stars: The Christian Astrology of Pierre d’Ailly, 1350-1420. She is currently professor of History at the University of Rochester, New York. We address her research into prophecy in the Middle Ages and the role of astrology in this type of narrative.

To know more on Professor Smoller’s work see: https://rochester.academia.edu/LauraSmoller

History, Prophecy, and the Stars: The Christian Astrology of Pierre d’Ailly, 1350-1420 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994) – https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691654317/history-prophecy-and-the-stars

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