Astro-Medicine: Astrology and Medicine, East and West

Akasoy, Anna; Burnett, Charles and Yoeli-Tlalim, Ronit, eds. 2008. Astro-Medicine: Astrology and Medicine, East and West. Florence: Sismel. ISBN 978-88-8450-300-8 [Edited Book]

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The book is a collection of essays offering a glance at the contacts between astrology and medicine across different cultural contexts, and at different periods of time.
The volume includes the following articles:
Nils P. Heeßel, “Astrological Medicine in Babylonia”;
Vivian Nutton, “Greek Medical Astrology and the Boundaries of Medicine”;
Hilary M. Carey, “Medieval Latin Astrology and the Cycles of
Life: William English and English Medicine in Cambridge, Trinity College MS
Concetta Pennuto, “The Debate on Critical Days in Renaissance Italy”;
Y. Tzvi Langermann, “The Astral Connections of Critical Days. Some Late Antique Sources Preserved in Hebrew and Arabic”;
Anna Akasoy, “Arabic Physiognomy as a Link between Astrology and Medicine”; Vivienne Lo, “Heavenly Bodies in Early China: Astro-Physiology in Context”; Audrius Beinorius, “Astral Hermeneutics: Astrology and Medicine in India”; Vesna A. Wallace, “A Convergence of Medical and Astro-Sciences in Indian Tantric Buddhism: A Case of the Kalacakratantra”;
Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim, “Tibetan Medical Astrology”;
Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, “From Lilly to Steiner and Jung: Temperament in
Astrology and Psychology, Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries.”

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Astro-Medicine, astrology, medicine, India, China, Tibet, Kalacakra, Babylonia, Islam and Tibet, critical days, physiognomy, Rudolf Steiner, C.G. Jung

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30 Sep 2010 10:54

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