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A History of Western Astrology Volume I


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Introduction; Chap 1 Distant Echoes: Origins of Astrology; Chap 2 Prehistory: Myths and Megaliths; Chap 3 The Mesopotamian Cosmos: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth; Chap 4 Mesopotamian Astrology: The Writing of Heaven; Chap 5 The Assyrians and Persians: Revolution and Reformation; Chap 6 Egypt: The Kingdom of the Sun; Chap 7 Egypt: The Stars and the Soul; Chap 8 The Hebrews: Prophets and Planets; Chap 9 Greece: Homer, Hesiod and the Heavens; Chap 10 Greece: The Platonic Revolution; Chap 11 The Hellenistic World: The Zodiac; Chap 12 The Hellenistic World: Scepticism and Salvation; Chap 13 Hellenistic Astrology: Signs and Influences; Chap 14 Rome: the State, the Stars and Subversion; Chap 15 Christianity: A Star out of Jacob; Chap 16 Rome: The Imperial Heaven; Chap 17 Christianity: the Triumph of the Sun; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Nicholas Campion is senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is director of the University's Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, where he teaches the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He is also on the faculty of Kepler College, Seattle.


"It shines light on the heaven for scholars and amateurs alike; its narrative is dense but rich, readable and suggestive." Literary Review"

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