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The fated sky : astrology in history, Benson Bobrick

Label
The fated sky : astrology in history
Title
The fated sky
Title remainder
astrology in history
Statement of responsibility
Benson Bobrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From ancient times to the present day, astrology has captured the imagination -- is it possible that human fate is influenced by the stars? Astrologers throughout the ages have advised the powerful, from popes to presidents to royalty, and their influence can be seen as a hidden history behind the great events of the past. In The Fated Sky, historian Benson Bobrick writes the first serious history of astrology and takes a fascinating look at its origins and impact on human events. Astrology is the origin of science itself, as astronomy, mathematics, and other disciplines arose in part to make possible the calculations necessary in casting horoscopes. In earlier times, it was a science that won the respect and allegiance of the greatest thinkers and rulers of the ancient world, and eventually claimed adherents among the great astronomers of the scientific revolution -- Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton among them. Statesmen such as Churchill and de Gaulle consulted astrologers, and St. Thomas Aquinas thought astrology not incompatible with Christian doctrine. It is even said the Incas submitted to the Spanish conquistadors without a fight because their arrival coincided with an astrological prophecy. And astrology permeates our cultural consciousness, from references in the Bible and Shakespeare to expressions such as "ill-starred" or "lucky stars." Rich in historical anecdote and astrological lore, The Fated Sky shows us that while the true power of astrology may be open to debate, the belief in its power has been -- and continues to be -- an enduring and intriguing influence on history and the history of ideas."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bobrick, Benson
Dewey number
133.5/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1729.H57
LC item number
B63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrology
  • History
Label
The fated sky : astrology in history, Benson Bobrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61295992
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743224826
Lccn
2005051674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743224826
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The fated sky : astrology in history, Benson Bobrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61295992
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743224826
Lccn
2005051674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743224826
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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