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Medieval Lunar Astrology

A Collection of Representative Middle English Texts

Edited by Laurel Means
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1993
Dimensions: w 159mm h 240mm d 25mm
Weight: 680g
ISBN-10: 0773492992
ISBN-13: 9780773492998
Barcode No: 9780773492998
Synopsis
This volume presents a critical edition of 18 Middle English astrological texts in verse and prose, based upon lunar astrology and its prognostics for all areas of life - personality, physical appearance, profession, health, medicine, sexuality, marriage, agriculture, commerce, and travel. It constitutes a large number of individual manuscripts, and texts raise several topics which, the book argues, need to be better understood within the context of late medieval thought, notably determinism, physiognomy, and medicine.

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