Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

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William E. Burnseditor

William E. Burns is a historian who lives in Washington, D.C. He is author or editor of numerous books related to the history of science, the Enlightenment, and other topics.

Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

20180731

ABC-CLIO

Pages 432
Topics Religion

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Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

Author(s): William E. Burns
Contributors: Burns, William;
Abstract:

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st century. In addition to surveying the Western tradition, the book explores Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology.


• Provides alphabetically arranged reference entries that delineate the historical and cultural significance of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the present

• Directs direct users to additional sources of information via entry bibliographies

• Offers sidebars offer additional facts from primary source documents

• Incorporates a timeline to help readers to place astrological developments in chronological context

• Features an introductory essay for a narrative overview of the history of astrology, priming readers on its cultural relevance

Editor(s): Burns, William;
SortTitle: astrology through history: interpreting the stars from ancient mesopotamia to the present
Keyword(s): Religion
Author Info:
William E. Burnseditor

William E. Burns is a historian who lives in Washington, D.C. He is author or editor of numerous books related to the history of science, the Enlightenment, and other topics.

eISBN-13: 9781440851438
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440851421
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 20180731

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