Astrology
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1. Concept and prior history

Astrology was taught from Hellenistic Antiquity until the Renaissance [14]. From the Middle Ages, it was an official component of the quadrivium (Artes liberales), reaching a peak of prestige in the Renaissance. A great many European scholars practiced astrology, and until the early modern period …

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Brosseder, Claudia, “Astrology”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017133>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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