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The Crown and the Cosmos: Astrology and the Politics of Maximilian I

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Description for The Crown and the Cosmos: Astrology and the Politics of Maximilian I Hardcover. Examines the complex ways that political practice and astrological discourse interacted at the Habsburg court, a key centre of political and cultural power in Early Modern Europe. This book draws on extensive printed and manuscript sources from archives across northern and central Europe, including Poland, Germany, France, and England. Num Pages: 376 pages, 32 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFH; VXFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140. Weight in Grams: 825.
This book examines the complex ways that political practice and astrological discourse interacted at the Habsburg court, a key center of political and cultural power in Early Modern Europe. Despite its popular association today with magic, astrology was once a complex and sophisticated practice, grounded in technical training provided by a university education. Like other monarchs, Maximilian used it to help guide political actions, turning to astrologers and their predictions to find the most propitious times to sign treaties or arrange marriage contracts. Perhaps more significantly, the emperor employed astrology as a political tool to gain support for his reforms ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
376
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh PA, United States
ISBN
9780822944430
SKU
V9780822944430
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About Hayton, Darin
Darin Hayton is associate professor of history of science at Haverford College.

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