Astrology, Lettrism, Geomancy

@article{MelvinKoushki2016AstrologyLG,
  title={Astrology, Lettrism, Geomancy},
  author={Matthew Melvin-Koushki},
  journal={The Medieval History Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={142 - 150}
}
  • Matthew Melvin-Koushki
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • The Medieval History Journal
  • In the Persianate world, the formative fourteenth to sixteenth centuries witnessed an occultist arms race, as it were, for messianic and sacral forms of political legitimacy, which reached a crescendo with the approach of the Islamic millennium (1592 CE). As in any arms race, ruling dynasts eagerly cultivated professional specialists in the relevant field—to wit, the art and science of walāya, ‘sacral power’. The Mongol destruction of the reigning, but brittle, caliphal-sultanic-jurisprudential… CONTINUE READING
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