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Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers

James Herschel Holden

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ISBN 10: 086690641X / ISBN 13: 9780866906418
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Hardcover. 794 pages. Dimensions: 11.2in. x 8.9in. x 1.5in.This comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2, 200 Western astrologers from the ancient times (beginning with the 2nd century B. C. ) down to the early 20th century includes living persons born prior to 1936, as well as some astrologers born in or after 1936 who are deceased. History is made by people, so biography is the basis of history. In this book the reader will find the names (and birth and death data) of most of the prominent Western astrologers of the past and some indication of what they did in the field of astrology. It is thus possible to learn much about the history of astrology simply by reading the lengthier biographical entries. However, the main purpose of this book is to provide a ready reference and to give enough information about these astrologers to enable the reader to get to know them. Lists of books written by the astrologers are included along with, in some cases, excerpts from their work. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780866906418

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Title: Biographical Dictionary of Western ...

Publisher: American Federation of Astrologers

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jack Cipolla

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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This comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,200 Western astrologers from the ancient times (beginning with the 2nd century B.C.) down to the early 20th century includes living persons born prior to 1936, as well as some astrologers born in or after 1936 who are deceased. History is made by people, so biography is the basis of history. In this book the reader will find the names (and birth and death data) of most of the prominent Western astrologers of the past and some indication of what they did in the field of astrology. It is thus possible to learn much about the history of astrology simply by reading the lengthier biographical entries. However, the main purpose of this book is to provide a ready reference and to give enough information about these astrologers to enable the reader to get to know them. Lists of books written by the astrologers are included along with, in some cases, excerpts from their work.

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James Herschel Holden M.A. F.A.F.A. Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers. A well respected astrological scholar, he has translated from Latin and Greek more than twenty astrology books that were written between the 2nd and 17th centuries. He is also the author of A History of A History of Horoscopic Astrology

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