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@Read Epub ´ A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds à Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture Recent research indicates that % of adults in the modern west know their birth sign In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre Christian, pre scientific world viewMedieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one s hair cutNicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries Concluding with a discussion of astrology s popularity and appeal in the twenty first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post modern world This will take you from the 12th century to the New Age Age of Aquarius movement, and astrology s role throughout that time Like Campion s History of Western Astrology Vol 1, it s heavy textbook toned reading, but profound filled with thought provoking metaphors My copy is heavily starred, highlighted and underlined Even if you re only interested in the modern history of astrology, this book is worth the price for chapters 15 epilogue I had no idea how many well known writers, artists a This will take you from the 12th century to the New Age Age of Aquarius movement, and astrology s role throughout that time Like Campion s History of Western Astrology Vol 1, it s heavy textbook toned reading, but profound filled with thought provoking metaphors My copy is heavily starred, highlighted and underlined Even if you re only interested in the modern history of astrology, this book is worth the price for chapters 15 epilogue I had no idea how many well known writers, artists and scientists practiced astrology until I read this While my interests only took me through the first five chapters of this book, I can recommend it highly for its clarity and thoroughness Reading Campion clarified a number of things that were muddled in my mind I was particularly interested in the relationship of astrology to the emergence of Aristotelianism as an intellectual force Showing the importance of astrology for the study of the stars helped contextualize the work of Copernicus and Kepler.