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The crown and the cosmos : astrology and the politics of Maximilian I, Darin Hayton

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The crown and the cosmos : astrology and the politics of Maximilian I
Title
The crown and the cosmos
Title remainder
astrology and the politics of Maximilian I
Statement of responsibility
Darin Hayton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite its popular association today with magic, astrology was once a complex and sophisticated practice, grounded in technical training provided by a university education. The Crown and the Cosmos 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. Like other monarchs, Maximilian I used astrology 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 and to reinforce his own legitimacy as well as that of the Habsburg dynasty. Darin Hayton analyzes the various rhetorical tools astrologers used to argue for the nobility, antiquity, and utility of their discipline, and how they strove to justify their 'science' on the grounds that through its rigorous interpretation of the natural world, astrology could offer more reliable predictions. This book draws on extensive printed and manuscript sources from archives across northern and central Europe, including Poland, Germany, France, and England"--
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Provided by publisher
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Hayton, Darin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maximilian
  • Astrology
  • Astrology and politics
  • Vienna (Austria)
Label
The crown and the cosmos : astrology and the politics of Maximilian I, Darin Hayton
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Astrology and Maximilian's autobiography -- Astrology as imperial propaganda -- Teaching astrology -- Instruments and authority -- Wall calendars and practica -- Ephemerides and their uses -- Prognostications -- Conclusion : astrology and Maximilian's legacy
Control code
FIEb17783276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780822944430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910334444
Label
The crown and the cosmos : astrology and the politics of Maximilian I, Darin Hayton
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Astrology and Maximilian's autobiography -- Astrology as imperial propaganda -- Teaching astrology -- Instruments and authority -- Wall calendars and practica -- Ephemerides and their uses -- Prognostications -- Conclusion : astrology and Maximilian's legacy
Control code
FIEb17783276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780822944430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910334444

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