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Author Geneva, Ann, 1945-

Title Astrology and the seventeenth century mind : William Lilly and the language of the stars / Ann Geneva.

Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  133.5092 GENE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  133.5092 GENE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Social and cultural values in early modern Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: 'Astrology Proved Harmless, Useful, Pious': Astrological Revisionism -- 1. 'For Astrology Wants its History': Astrological Historians -- 2. 'Aenigmaes, Metaphors, Parabols, and Figures': Seventeenth Century Encrypting -- 3. 'The Stars Chiefest Ambassador': William Lilly, Primus Inter Pares -- 4. 'The Mirrour of the World': Natural Phenomena as Portents -- 5. 'That Hidden and Sublime Science': The Astrological Tradition -- 6. 'Ars Longa, Vita Brevis': The Starry Language Decoded -- 7. The King Must Die: Charles I Death Prophecies -- 8. The 'Hieroglyphic King': Death by Cipher -- 9. Epilogue: 'This World's Spent': The Decline of Astrology as a Symbolic Language System.
Subject Lilly, William, 1602-1681.
Astrology -- History -- 17th century.
Astrologers -- England -- Biography.
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
ISBN 0719041546 (hardback)