The true place of astrology among the mathematical arts of late Tudor England

Annals of Science 51 (2):151-163 (1994)
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Abstract

Sixteenth-century astrology was considered by its practitioners to be allied to a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, the magical arts and the mathematical arts. The last of these associations was particularly important, since it formed a cornerstone of the legitimation of the celestial art. Astrologers in late Tudor England sought to show, therefore, that astrology shared the characteristics of the increasingly strong and well-defined domain of the mathematical arts, and that it was an important ally of many of the individual arts, such as astronomy, navigation, and instrument-making. This association was demonstrated in practice, where astrology and other mathematical arts were mastered by the same practitioners

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