Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers

In this book the reader will find the names (and birth and death data) of most of the prominent Western astrologers of the past and some indication of what they did in the field of astrology.

Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers

This comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,200 Western astrologers from the ancient times (beginning with the 2nd century B.C.) down to the early 20th century includes living persons born prior to 1936, as well as some astrologers born in or after 1936 who are deceased. History is made by people, so biography is the basis of history. In this book the reader will find the names (and birth and death data) of most of the prominent Western astrologers of the past and some indication of what they did in the field of astrology. It is thus possible to learn much about the history of astrology simply by reading the lengthier biographical entries. However, the main purpose of this book is to provide a ready reference and to give enough information about these astrologers to enable the reader "to get to know" them. Lists of books written by the astrologers are included along with, in some cases, excerpts from their work.

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Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers
Language: en
Pages: 794
Authors: James Herschel Holden
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05 - Publisher:

This comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,200 Western astrologers from the ancient times (beginning with the 2nd century B.C.) down to the early 20th century includes living persons born prior to 1936, as well as some astrologers born in or after 1936 who are deceased. History is made by
Hellenistic Astrology
Language: en
Pages: 696
Authors: Chris Brennan
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-10 - Publisher: Amor Fati Publications

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Language: en
Pages: 401
Authors: William E. Burns
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: James H. Holden
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: American Federation of Astr

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A History of Western Astrology
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: S. J. Tester
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

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