History

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

Author: Sophie Page

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

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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.
Art

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Author: Sophie Page

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 643

"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.
History

Locations of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Author: Kocku Von Stuckrad

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 628

Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religion.
History

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

Author: Thomas F. Glick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 709

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.
Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 677

View: 250

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.
History

Everyday Life in Medieval London

Author: Toni Mount

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 663

Step back in time to medieval London to find out about the lives of those working and living there.
Literary Collections

Ships and Shipping in Medieval Manuscripts

Author: Joe Flatman

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 735

Focusing on manuscript illuminations, marine archaeologist Joe Flatman traces the changing shape of ships in European life and culture from the 11th to 16th centuries. It offers new insights into medieval society through ships and shipping, sailors and fishermen, coasts, rivers and seas.
Religion

Zodiac Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Their Reception

Author: Helen R. Jacobus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 556

View: 685

Helen R Jacobus demonstrates mathematically that the Aramaic calendar texts from Qumran were designed to show the position of the sun and moon in the zodiac for each day of the month forever.
Art

Astrology, Magic, and Alchemy in Art

Author: Matilde Battistini

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 383

View: 323

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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia

Author: John Scott Lucas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 207

View: 346

From a late 15th-century Catalan incunable and drawing on a rich tradition of astrological magic, geomancy, Pythagorean numerology and Hebrew gematria, this practical manual reveals a unique expression of medieval syncretism, the mingling of traditions and the development of new ideas.