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“Secta Saturno dedicata” or the Fate of Jews Written in the Stars (in Light of Selected Late 15th/Early 16th Century Astrological Sources

Author(s): Sylwia Konarska-Zimnicka
Subject(s): History, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Jews; Kraków University 15th/16th century; astrology; astrologers’ forecasts

Summary/Abstract: The predictions made by Kraków’s astrologers around the end of the 15th century constitute a treasure trove of information on daily life. One important topic raised in these unique prints were astrological forecasts addressed to various minorities, including Jews. Interestingly, a vast majority of these forecasts were not favourable to the followers of the Judaic faith, which must have been due to the air of ambivalence then pervading the Jews-Christians relations. Therefore the forecasts reflected the public mood then prevailing, the horoscopes produced on a mass scale becoming a weapon in this „propaganda warfare”.

  • Issue Year: 260/2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 813-826
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish