Article ID: CBB434420109

The Southern Sky and the Renovation of the Ptolemaic Tradition in Sixteenth-Century Italian Astrologers (2022)

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This article examines the use of astronomical observations of the austral sky in treatises written by Italian astrologers during the sixteenth century. The references made to navigators’ accounts and diagrams of southern stars in the works of Agostino Nifo, Girolamo Cardano, Francesco Giuntini and Francesco Pifferi show their attempts to include previously unknown stars in Ptolemaic framing. Although this approach implies the defence of traditional astrology by recognising the need to broaden its contents, none of the authors studied here put forward an astrological interpretation of the new information available.

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Authors & Contributors
Kurtik, Gennadii
Wesemael, François
Racine, René
Dekker, Elly
Kunitzsch, Paul
Brandt, John C.
Journals
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Perspectives on Science
Publishers
Aleteiia
Cambridge University Press
Scriptorium
Scribe Publications
Hempen Verlag
Concepts
Stars; stellar astronomy
Celestial maps; star catalogs
Astronomy
Astrology
Cosmology
Observation
People
Ptolemy
Cardano, Girolamo
al-Sufi, Abu al-Husain ‘Abd al-Rahman
Brahe, Tycho
Burnham, Sherburne Wesley
Peters, Christian August Friedrich
Time Periods
16th century
Ancient
17th century
19th century
Medieval
20th century
Places
Middle and Near East
Mesopotamia
Europe
Italy
Great Britain
Milan (Italy)
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