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Yearly Predictions in 15th Century Europe with Alexandre Tur

In this episode we talk to Alexandre Tür, curator of the department of the manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in Paris. He offers a fascinating glimpse into the practice of astrology in the fifteenth century. He addresses the interesting differences between astrological manuscripts and printed material, the political aspects of annual astrological predictions, the use of astrology as a mark of higher education, and the complex dynamics of patronage. Alexandre’s PhD thesis, intituled ‘Hora introitus solis in Arietem: Les prédictions astrologiques annuelles latines dans l’Europe du XVe siècle (1405–1484)’ was published in 2018.

For more information of his work, see http://sorbonne.academia.edu/AlexandreTur.

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