The Duke and the Stars by Monica Azzolini
Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History)

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The Duke and the Stars explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the “predictive art” of astrology was often a critical, secretive source of information for Italian Renaissance rulers, particularly in times of crisis.
 

About Monica Azzolini

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Monica Azzolini is Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Edinburgh.
 
Published February 11, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 392 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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