A History of Western Astrology

A History of Western Astrology

by S. J. Tester

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A History of Western Astrology by S. J. Tester

'Superb general account.' Times Literary Supplement



The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. To the magic and stargazing of Egypt the Greeks added numerology, geometryand rational thought. The philosophy of Plato and later of the Stoics made astrology respectable, and by the time Ptolemy wrote his textbook the Tetrabiblos, in the second century AD, the main lines of astrological practice as it is known today had already been laid down. In future centuries astrology shifted to Islam only to return to the West in medieval times where it flourished until the shift of ideas during the Renaissance.

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ISBN-13: 9780851152554
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/13/1999
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 831,095
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 6.14(d)

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