Titel: Horoscopes and Public Spheres
Essays on the History of Astrology.
'Religion and Society'.
HC runder Rücken kaschiert.
Herausgegeben von Günther Oestmann, Darrel Rutkin, Kocku von Stuckrad
16. November 2005 - gebunden - 300 Seiten
This volume examines the specific role of horoscopic astrology in Western culture from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Focusing on the public appearance of astrological rhetoric, the essays break new ground for a better understanding of the function of horoscopes in public discourse. The volume's three parts address the use of imperial horoscopes in late antiquity, the transformation of doctrines and rhetorics in Islamic medieval contexts, and the important status of astrology in early modern Europe. The combination of in-depth historical studies and methodological considerations results in an important contribution to religious and cultural studies.
G. Oestmann, H. D. Rutkin, and K. von Stuckrad:
- Introduction: Horoscopes and History
Part I: Horoscopes and the Public Sphere in Antiquity
W. Hübner: Sulla's Horoscope? (Firm. math. 6, 3 1, l)
J.-H. Abry: What Was Agrippina Waiting For? (Tacitus, Ann. XII, 68-69)
St. Heilen: The Emperor Hadrian in the Horoscopes of Antigonus of Nicaea
N. Campion: The Possible Survival of Babylonian Astrology in the Fifth Century CE: A Discussion of Historical Sources
Part II: Medieval Astrology: Muslim and Jewish Discourse
D. Pingree: Māshāallāh's Zoroastrian Historical Astrology
E. Orthmann: Circular Motions: Private Pleasure and Public Prognostication in the Nativities of the Mughal Emperor Akbar
A. Caiozzo: The Horoscope of Iskandar Sultān as a Cosmological Vision in the Islamic World
J. Rodríguez-Arribas: Historical Horoscopes of Israel: Abraham bar Hiyya, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Yosef ben Eliezer
Part III: The Use of Horoscopes in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
H. D. Rutkin: Various Uses of Horoscopes: Astrological Practices in Early Modem Europe
M. Azzolini: Reading Health in the Stars: Politics and Medical Astrology in Renaissance Milan
St. Vanden Broecke: Evidence and Conjecture in Cardano's Horoscope Collections
K. von Stuckrad: The Function of Horoscopes in Biographical Narrative: Cardano and After
G. Oestmann: J. W. A. Pfaff and the Rediscovery of Astrology in the Age of Romanticism
P. Curry: The Historiography of Astrology: A Diagnosis and a Prescription
Günther Oestmann has completed a postdoctoral thesis and is affiliated to the Institute for the History of Science at Hamburg University as a Lecturer. His research is focused on scientific instruments, the history of astronomy, astrology, and mathematical geography. H. Darrel Rutkin is currently Hanna Kiel Fellow of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence. His main research interest is the role of astrology in premodern Western science and culture. Kocku von Stuckrad is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam, subdepartment "History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents."