Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern by John Scott Lucas

By John Scott Lucas

The Tractat de prenostication de l. a. vida average dels h?mens, a overdue fifteenth-century Catalan incunable, attracts on a wealthy culture of astrological magic, geomancy, Pythagorean numerology, and Hebrew gematria. This useful handbook deals a mode of deciding on the delivery signal according to calculations played at the subject’s identify and his or her mother’s identify. The severe variation incorporates a literary, historic, and linguistic examine; an English translation; and a Catalan-English word list. The Tractat unearths Catalan resources for prognostication, a distinct expression of medieval syncretism, the mingling of traditions, and the advance of latest principles. it's a infrequent locate for Hispanists and others attracted to astrology, magic, the heritage of technological know-how, and early print tradition.

Show description

Read or Download Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia: The Tractat De Prenostication De LA Vida Natural Dels Homens (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World) PDF

Similar interior decorating books

Augustine's Confessions: Communicative Purpose and Audience (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, V. 71)

This booklet is set the communicative goal and the viewers of the Confessions. It illuminates the measure to which the communicative goal of the paintings is to transform its readers, i. e. a protreptic objective, and the measure to which the objective viewers should be pointed out as Augustine's strength Manichaean readers.

Passover in the Works of Josephus (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, V. 75)

This paintings covers Flavius Josephus' presentation of the banquet of Passover in his works. It analyzes the texts during which Flavius Josephus mentions this ceremonial dinner in his paraphrase of the Bible. Then the references to Passover within the remainder of his works are thought of.

How to Make Curtains: Measuring and Making the Perfect Window Coverings for Every Room in Your Home. A Storey BASICS® Title

Rebecca Yaker, co-author of the best-selling One-Yard Wonders, bargains this whole creation to creating your personal curtains, masking every thing from measuring to calculating yardage, choosing the simplest materials, stitching your curtains, including linings, and choosing the best furniture and for placing.

Building the Custom Home Office Projects for the Complete Home Work Space

The most effective issues approximately operating at house is for you to come to a decision precisely the way you wish your place of work to appear. With the aid of Niall Barretts first-of-a-kind booklet, you may make the main of operating within the convenience of domestic by means of making a domestic paintings area that works for you. construction the customized domestic place of work deals professional-level, sensible recommendation on designing and construction a really customized paintings area.

Extra resources for Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia: The Tractat De Prenostication De LA Vida Natural Dels Homens (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World)

Example text

He described himself as a physician to the queen of Naples. Torrella planned to repudiate Pico della Mirandola for his critique of astrology, although he appears never to have finished the project. Sometimes Torrella seems critical of astrological images, but Thorndike notes a “sneaking preference” for them (4: 574–75). Such images belong to talismanic magic that Ficino studied in his De Vita. In section two of our Tractat de prenostication, we are told that images and signs may help avert the negative influences of the stars, a reference to this same tradition.

M. MAN ID Mod. Cat. n. neut. Occ. O. Cat. O. Fr. prep. Prov. v. V. L. TEXT ID is etymologically derived from adjective adverb Bibliografia de textos catalans antics Castilian Spanish Catalan Classical Latin Diccionari etimològic i complementari de la llengua catalana feminine gender figuratively Gothic Italian Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke literally; literally translated Late Latin masculine gender Manuscript Identification Number (used in the BITECA database) Modern Catalan noun neutral gender Occitan Old Catalan Old French preposition Provençal verb Vulgar Latin Text Identification Number (used in the BITECA database) Sapiens homo dominabitur astris.

14   curriculum of medieval universities, although this tells us little about the extent to which individual masters and students may have pursued these activities privately. (1996: 137) In Barcelona, the textual record begins in the sixteenth century, but it seems to corroborate Grant’s findings for earlier periods. In 1559, the charter for the Estudi General stipulates that mathematics might be taught under arts and letters, time permitting. There was a chair for mathematics at least from 1576; and in 1598 the record indicates that some astronomical material was included in mathematical studies.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.40 of 5 – based on 30 votes