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Reading the Future and Freeing the Will: Astrology of the Arabic World and Albertus Magnus

Reading the Future and Freeing the Will: Astrology of the Arabic World and Albertus Magnus

By Scott Hendrix

Hortulus: The Online Community for Graduate Students in Medieval Studies, Vol. 2 (2006)

Abstract: Scholars have become increasingly aware of the importance of a work defending astrology as “the most Christian science,” known today as the Speculum Astronomiae. There have been a number of articles and books written on the subject; most scholars, however, have concentrated on the authorship and dating of the text. This study turns away from the traditional scholarly orientation to focus instead on the content of the Speculum, its sources, and its impact on the intellectual world of the medieval period.

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