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 18 - 2

The Interpretation of a Horoscope Cast by Abraham the Jew in Béziers for a Child Born on 29 November 1135: An Essay in Understanding a Medieval Astrologer

Helena Avelar, with an introduction by Charles Burnett

Abstract

This article analyses the horoscope written by a certain 'Abraham Judeus' at Béziers for a child born in 1135. It shows that, given the positions of the heavenly bodies and the astrologer's interpretation, one can work out how the astrologer arrived at his judgments, using the standard astrological doctrine of the time.

Citation
Helena Avelar, with an introduction by Charles Burnett, 'The Interpretation of a Horoscope Cast by Abraham the Jew in Béziers for a child born on 29 November 1135: An Essay in Understanding a Medieval Astrology', Culture and Cosmos, Vol. 18, no. 2, Spring/Summer 2014, pp. 19-40.

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