Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published in association with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.


Volume 15-2

Astrologia Licita? Astrologia Illicita? That is the Matter of the Perception of Astrology at Kraków University in the Fifteenth Century

Sylwia Konarska-Zimnicka

Abstract

In the fifteenth century Cracow Academy was the only university in Europe which had a chair of astronomy and astrology. The development of those fields of study made Cracow one of the most important academic centres. Many masters of the Cracow University, such as Stanisław of Skarbimierz, Franciszek of Brzeg, Jacob of Paradyż, Stanisław of Zawada, Martin Król of Żurawica and John of Głogów, played a great role in the systematization of the knowledge about the stars. However, most important was their attitude to astrological determinism. In their treaties they tried to define astrology as licita or illicita.

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