Michael A. Ryan


On his book A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Cover Interview of February 08, 2012

A close-up

The third and fifth chapters might be particularly engaging to the reader.

The fifth chapter, “To Condemn a King,” encapsulates perfectly the many intellectual points that I take within my study.

In the third chapter, “The Iberian Peninsula: Land of Astral Magic,” I discuss the medieval conception of the Iberian peninsula as a land replete with astral magic and privileged knowledge and briefly analyze the (in)famous medieval text of astral magic known as Picatrix.