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Sciència.cat DB bib24026 (14 / octubre / 2019)

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Giralt, Sebastià, "Drawing from the marrow of the authors of astrology: the sources of Bartomeu de Tresbens, astrologer to King Pere the Ceremonious of Aragon", dins: Boudet, Jean-Patrice - Ostorero, Martine - Paravicini Bagliani, Agostino (eds.), De Frédéric II à Rodolphe II: astrologie, divination et magie dans les cours (XIIIe-XVIIe siècle), Florència, SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo (Micrologus Library, 85), 2017, pp. 71-96.

Resum
Bartomeu de Tresbens (fl. 1359-1375), physician and astrologer of King Pere the Ceremonious of Aragon, dedicated him a set of astrological treatises in Catalan: Llibre de les nativitats (‘Book of nativities'), Tractat de les interrogacions (‘Treatise on interrogations'), Tractat de les eleccions (‘Treatise on elections') and Libel d'investigacions de tresors (‘Booklet of research into treasures'). The aim of this paper is to study Tresbens' sources, which have never been systematically analysed. Tresbens declares that he composed these works after consulting many reliable astrology books. He certainly cites many of the most prestigious Greek and Arabic astrologers, but he did not really used all the authors cited in his works. Abenragel is his main source, but he also bases on Omar, Albumasar, Alcabitius, the Centiloquium, the Liber novem iudicum and Messahala. However, Tresbens is not merely a compiler: sometimes he makes a critical use of his sources, by contradicting, correcting or completing them, and provides his own views, materials or experiences.
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Astronomia i astrologia
Català
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Pere el Cerimoniós