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Astrology In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
ISBN : 0802085113
Genre : History
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"Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts describes the complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts and historical background."--BOOK JACKET.

Magic In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Sophie Page
ISBN : 0802037976
Genre : History
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Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world and the contradictory responses it evoked, through an exploration of images and texts in British Library manuscripts.

Myth Montage Visuality In Late Medieval Manuscript Culture

Author : Marilynn Desmond
ISBN : 047203183X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Medieval manuscript culture organizes reading as a visual experience. Early fifteenth-century Paris saw a proliferation of luxury manuscripts whose illuminations situate the reader as spectator. Christine de Pizan understood this visual aspect of medieval texts and exploited it throughout her work. The Epistre Othea (or Letter of Othea, dated about 1400) exemplifies the visual potential of medieval literature to enhance the reading experience. Myth, Montage, and Visuality in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture, as a study of this visuality, draws extensively on film theory, which offers critical categories for the structures of spectatorship. The authors argue that premodern and postmodern cultures share a predilection for the cinematic arrangement of knowledge in a montage format. Their book explores the competing models for the study of visual cultures represented by the work of Erwin Panofsky and Aby Warburg and argues that the latter's Mnemosyne offers the most productive method for analyzing the Epistre Othea. Marilynn Desmond is Professor of English, Binghamton University. Pamela Sheingorn is Professor of History, Medieval Studies, and Theatre, Graduate Center, the City University of New York.

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

Author : Michelle Brown
ISBN : 0892362170
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What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This illustrated book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms. Included are numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library.

Astrology Magic And Alchemy In Art

Author : Matilde Battistini
ISBN : 0892369078
Genre : Art
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From antiquity to the Enlightenment, astrology, magic, and alchemy were considered important tools to unravel the mysteries of nature and human destiny. In this latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series, Battistini presents a careful analysis of occult iconography in many of the great masterpieces of Western art, calling out key features in the illustrations for discussion and interpretation.

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Medieval Art And Architecture

Author : Colum Hourihane
ISBN : 9780195395365
Genre : Art
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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

Medieval Lunar Astrology

Author : Laurel Means
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004036260
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Catalogue Of Astrological And Mythological Illuminated Manuscripts Of The Latin Middle Ages

Author : Fritz Saxl
ISBN : CORNELL:31924007851813
Genre : Astrology
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Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts

Author : Marion Dolan
ISBN : 9783319567846
Genre : Science
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This carefully researched monograph is a historical investigation of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated these ancient stories about the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety due to multiple translations from Greek to Latin and even to Arabic, with many illuminated versions being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses four interrelated disciplines: history of literature, history of myth, history of science, and history of art. Aratea manuscripts by their nature are a meeting place of these distinct branches, and the culling of information from historical literature and from the manuscripts themselves focuses on a wider, holistic view; a narrow approach could not provide a proper prospective. What is most essential to know about this work is that because of its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted through the centuries, which speaks to its importance in all of these disciplines. This book brings a better understanding of the history, changes and transmission of the original astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, art historians, astronomy lovers, and historians of astronomy will learn more specialized details concerning the Aratea and how the tradition survived from the Middle Ages. It is a credit to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the text that its pagan aspects were not edited nor removed, but respected and maintained in the exact same form despite the fact that all sixty Aratea manuscripts mentioned in this study were produced under the rule of Christianity.

Mediaevistik

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The Position Of Magic In Selected Medieval Spanish Texts

Author : Francis Tobienne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131737822
Genre : Literary Criticism
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â oeIt is difficult to assess an explanation of a belief, or a belief system in words, â Tobienne begins, â oeand harder still to assign signification to such inexplicable conviction[s].â This book addresses the often blurred line[s] between magic, religion, and science within Spanish literature and history, and is divided into three parts. The first section offers a brief overview of Spanish history from the fifth century through the seventh century and looks at the divide between â oewhiteâ and â oeblackâ magic. White magic is often attributed to a divine agency, whereas black magic is the result of dark or demonic influences. The second part of the book looks at Alfonso X (also known as el Sabio, or â oethe Wiseâ ) and his Las Siete Partidas and Lapidario, and the role of how magic was received in the Spanish university system and translating centers and spaces within Alfonsoâ (TM)s court. The final section examines two poems: Auto de Los Reyes Magos and the Vida de Santa MarÃ-a Egipciaca in terms of the white magic concepts of mirabilia and miracula. Collectively, these poems, alongside Bishop Isidore of Sevilleâ (TM)s Etymologiae, contribute to the discourse of a Medieval Spain and its rich, intellectual history and moreover, provide a launching pad into this discussion regarding a small window of quasi-tolerance in Spain amidst Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

Ships Shipping In Medieval Manuscripts

Author : Joe Flatman
ISBN : UOM:39015080882676
Genre : Literary Collections
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The ship loomed large in the medieval world and mind. Whether cruising upriver laden with grain, or cresting the high seas bristling with guns, ships symbolized power and promise, strength and safety, crusade and conquest.

Astronomy And Astrology In The Medieval Islamic World

Author : Edward S. Kennedy
ISBN : UOM:39015040158647
Genre : History
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The studies in this collection are based on previously unexploited manuscript sources in Arabic and Persian, written by authors from the 9th through to the 15th centuries, whose locations reached from south China in the east through Central Asia, the Mid

The History Of Astrology

Author : Zolar
ISBN : PSU:000028958284
Genre : Astrology
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Examines man's efforts throughout the centuries to learn about the stars and explains problems and trends in modern astrology.

All Things Chaucer

Author : Shannon L. Rogers
ISBN : 0313332525
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chaucer is the most widely read medieval author, and his works reflect the fascinating world of the Middle Ages. Written for students and general readers, this book includes numerous alphabetically arranged entries on items mentioned in all of his works and references the items to his writings. In addition to exploring Chaucer's material world, the encyclopedia surveys the beliefs, customs, and rituals of the Middle Ages. The encyclopedia broadens the general reader's understanding of Chaucer and his world and helps students analyze and interpret his texts.

Royal Ms 20 B Xx Alexander The Great And The Voice Of The Master Interpretation And Astrology In A Medieval Manuscript

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Die Kunst Und Das Studium Der Natur Vom 14 Zum 16 Jahrhundert

Author : Gerhard Baader
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Astrology

Author : Peter Whitfield
ISBN : NWU:35556036418366
Genre : Astrology
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In this copiously illustrated book, Peter Whitfield provides a full account of the history of astrology, its intellectual roots, its social setting and its technical language. He shows convincingly that for very many centuries astrology was an accepted facet of both scientific and religious thought; it was in fact an essential component in people's understanding of their own nature and being.

The Astrological Autobiography Of A Medieval Philosopher

Author : Steven Vanden Broecke
ISBN : 9789462701557
Genre : Philosophy
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Critical edition of the earliest known astrological autobiography The present book reveals the riches of the earliest known astrological autobiography, authored by Henry Bate of Mechelen (1246–after 1310). Exploiting all resources of contemporary astrological science, Bate conducts in his Nativitas a profound self-analysis, revealing the peculiarities of his character and personality at a crucial moment of his life (1280). The result is an extraordinarily detailed and penetrating attempt to decode the fate of one’s own life and its idiosyncrasies. The Astrological Autobiography of a Medieval Philosopher offers the first critical edition of Bate’s Nativitas. An extensive introduction presents Bate’s life and work and sheds new light on the reception and use of Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew texts among scholars in Paris at the end of the 13th century. The book thus provides a major new resource for scholars working on medieval science, autobiography, and notions of personhood and individuality.

Medieval Manuscripts In Post Medieval England

Author : Andrew G. Watson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117978242
Genre : History
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The two key themes that run through this collection of essays are: the provenance and history of medieval manuscripts during the Middle Ages, and the fates that befell those that ended up in England after the end of the period of manuscript production.

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