Dr. Barton explains the principles of ancient astrology and brings the theory to life by Tamsyn Barton first traces the history of the subject chronologically. An account of astrology from its beginnings in Mesopotamia, focusing on the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Astrology examines the theoretical development and changing social and political role of astrology. Tamsyn Barton No preview . Ancient Astrology has 23 ratings and 5 reviews. Carolyn said: Valuable scholarship here – a tracking of the (spotty) evidence within the historical conte.
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Preview — Ancient Astrology by Tamsyn Barton. Ancient Astrology by Tamsyn Barton. An account of astrology from its beginnings in Mesopotamia, focusing on the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Astrology examines the theoretical development and changing social and political role of astrology.
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To ask other readers questions about Anciient Astrologyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 14, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Valuable scholarship here – a tracking of the spotty evidence within the historical context, a clearly written introduction to astrological method with diagramsa curious application of ancient astrological practice to the horoscope of Prince Charles, and an explication of why the ancient interpretations didn’t work – or better said: But most valuable was the overview of what can be gleaned from astrological texts about the ancient world.
Jan 05, Gavin White rated it liked it Shelves: Although I am not an astrologer I found this book useful as a preliminary guide to the history and roots of the astrological arts. The asttrology that interested tasmyn the most was the very first chapter on the historical background in Egypt and Mesopotamia. This was solid but all too brief for my liking. However it did provide me with sufficient references to get hold of the information I wanted barfon Babylonian astrology.
I can’t comment on the rest of the book as I only skimmed it. Jan 25, Bartoj Fleitas rated it really liked it. I read this for an intensive course, Divinationand was overall very pleased with the work.
It does a very good job of referencing and contextualizing astrology in the ancient world, as well as approaching valid questions relating astrology to science, religion, and modern astrology.
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It was a bit dry, tmsyn certainly scholarly and respectable — I hope to reference it for time to come! Jun 11, Vasilis Kanatas rated it it was amazing. Very interesting book for the history of Western Astrology.
There is a summary on each chapter that makes later references easier. May 13, Pavel rated it it was amazing. Readable in-depth intro to theories and practices of ancient astrology.
Helpful chapter on astrology’s connections with meteorology, medicine, physiognomy, ethnology and magic. Inga rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Sherri rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Laurence Lazatin rated it did not like it Jan 20, Jane Griscti rated it liked it Aug 01, Selma Slocum rated it it was amazing May 06, Alex Vidmar rated it it was ok Sep 29, Stacey Latkowski rated it it was amazing Aug 31, David rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Andrei Stinga rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Christos Archos rated it liked it Jun 19, Jared rated it liked it Jul 23, Amunhotep El Bey rated it really liked it Mar 15, Misti rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Ian rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Clarisse Monahan rated it it was ok Jan 08, Keah Rochelle rated it really liked it Jul 17, Alun Salt added it Mar 13, Leah marked it as to-read Oct 16, Natalie marked it as to-read Dec 19, Dee Dunckley marked it as to-read May 26, Pavel marked it as to-read Jul 15, Shannon marked it as to-read Jul 29, Kate Lynne marked it as to-read Jul 31, Xiri marked it as to-read Aug 04, John Fentiman added it Dec 09, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, David added it Jan 06, Sonal marked it as to-read Feb 25, Ars Occultus added it Mar 24, Laurel added it May 27, Imani Martin added it Jun 15, Jose Luis Belmonte marked it as to-read Jun 29, Alan marked it as to-read Sep 08, Isaac Holloway marked it as to-read Dec 02, Jeremy Phillips added it Dec 31, Kelly marked it as to-read Jul 14, Ryan marked it as to-read Jul 26, Erica marked it as to-read Aug 05, Elizabeth added it Oct 02, Candice Hayes marked it as to-read Oct 17, Georgia Frontiere marked it as to-read Nov 10, Scenerry Dumlao marked it as to-read Nov 26, Atelfer marked it as to-read Dec 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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