By John Scott Lucas
The "Tractat de prenostication de los angeles vida traditional dels homens," a past due fifteenth-century Catalan incunable, attracts on a wealthy culture of astrological magic, geomancy, Pythagorean numerology, and Hebrew "gematria." This useful guide deals a mode of picking out the beginning signal in accordance with calculations played at the topic s identify and his or her mom s identify. The severe version contains a literary, ancient, and linguistic learn; an English translation; and a Catalan-English word list. The "Tractat" unearths Catalan assets for prognostication, a special expression of medieval syncretism, the mingling of traditions, and the advance of recent principles. it's a infrequent locate for Hispanists and others drawn to astrology, magic, the background of technological know-how, and early print culture."
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