palmistry

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palmistry

the process or art of interpreting character, telling fortunes, etc., by the configuration of lines, marks, and bumps on a person's hand
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3 [section] 3 in Patrologia Latina, quoted in Stefano Rapisarda, 'A Ring on the Little Finger: Andreas Capellanus and Medieval Chiromancy, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol.
The premodern sciences explored in this historiographical enterprise include complexional physiology, physiognomics (physiognomy, chiromancy, metoposcopy), astrology, and, to a lesser degree, alchemy.
dyeing, tailoring, architecture, mining, alchemy, weaponry, fortifications, travel and navigation, horticulture, agriculture, hunting, veterinary medicine, forestry, medicine, and surgery), and the magical or forbidden arts (geomancy, chiromancy, necromancy, charms, witchcraft, etc.
The grandest chiromancy of scenery ever achieved by an artist is Albrecht Altdorfer's Battle of Alexander the Great against the Persian King Darius at Issus (Munich, Alte Pinakothek) which he painted in 1529 for Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria.