The Jagiellonians and the Stars: Dynasty-Sponsored Astrology in the Fifteenth Century

  title={The Jagiellonians and the Stars: Dynasty-Sponsored Astrology in the Fifteenth Century},
  author={Stephen Christopher Rowell},
Mediaeval scholars attempted to fit received data and information from empirical observation into a pre-ordained model of the universe. Astrology was, and in many cases still is, a form of applied astronomy held by its adherents to be verifiable by events, that is, history. Drawing connections between celestial coincidences and events known to have happened under such circumstances in the past seemed to offer a possibility for predicting types of occurrence which might take place given a… 
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