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Magic in the Middle Ages

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How was magic practiced in medieval times? How did it relate to the diverse beliefs and practices that characterized this fascinating period? Richard Kieckhefer surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval times. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature and politics before introducing us to the different types of magic, the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs. This book places magic at the crossroads of medieval culture, shedding light on many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages.

Synopsis:

A study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture.

Synopsis:

Magic in the Middle Ages is a fascinating and wide-ranging study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. It investigates the way that magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, in particular religion and science, literature and art.

Synopsis:

A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-213) and index.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction: magic as a crossroads; 2. The classical inheritance; 3. The twilight of paganism: magic in Norse and Irish culture; 4. The common tradition of medieval magic; 5. The romance of magic in courtly culture; 6. Arabic learning and the occult sciences; 7. Necromancy in the clerical underworld; 8. Prohibition, condemnation, and prosecution; Further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521785761
Author:
Kieckhefer, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Richard, Kieckhefer
Location:
Cambridge, UK ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Magic -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
Magic--Europe--History Magic--Europe--History
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Canto
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
no. FPT 00-11
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.46x5.41x.49 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture.
"Synopsis" by , Magic in the Middle Ages is a fascinating and wide-ranging study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. It investigates the way that magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, in particular religion and science, literature and art.
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