Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts
Author : Sophie Page
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0802037976
ISBN 13 : 9780802037978
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts Book Description:

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world and the contradictory responses it evoked, through an exploration of images and texts in British Library manuscripts.

Unlocked Books

Unlocked Books
Author : Benedek Lang
Publisher : Penn State Press
Total Pages : 334
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780271033785
ISBN 13 : 0271033789
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocked Books Book Description:

During the Middle Ages, the Western world translated the incredible Arabic scientific corpus and imported it into Western culture: Arabic philosophy, optics, and physics, as well as alchemy, astrology, and talismanic magic. The line between the scientific and the magical was blurred. According to popular lore, magicians of the Middle Ages were trained in the art of magic in &“magician schools&” located in various metropolitan areas, such as Naples, Athens, and Toledo. It was common knowledge that magic was learned and that cities had schools designed to teach the dark arts. The Spanish city of Toledo, for example, was so renowned for its magic training schools that &“the art of Toledo&” was synonymous with &“the art of magic.&” Until Benedek L&áng&’s work on Unlocked Books, little had been known about the place of magic outside these major cities. A principal aim of Unlocked Books is to situate the role of central Europe as a center for the study of magic. L&áng helps chart for us how the thinkers of that day&—clerics, courtiers, and university masters&—included in their libraries not only scientific and religious treatises but also texts related to the field of learned magic. These texts were all enlisted to solve life&’s questions, whether they related to the outcome of an illness or the meaning of lines on one&’s palm. Texts summoned angels or transmitted the recipe for a magic potion. L&áng gathers magical texts that could have been used by practitioners in late fifteenth-century central Europe.

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts
Author : Sophie Page
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0802085113
ISBN 13 : 9780802085115
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts Book Description:

"Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts describes the complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts and historical background."--BOOK JACKET.

The Transformations of Magic

The Transformations of Magic
Author : Frank F. Klaassen
Publisher :
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 0271058293
ISBN 13 : 9780271058290
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformations of Magic Book Description:

The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Magic

The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Magic
Author : Sophie Page
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 550
Release : 2019-01-14
ISBN 10 : 1472447301
ISBN 13 : 9781472447302
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Magic Book Description:

The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings together the work of scholars from across Europe and North America to provide extensive insights into recent developments in the study of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500. This book covers a wide range of topics, including the magical texts which circulated in medieval Europe, the attitudes of intellectuals and churchmen to magic, the ways in which magic intersected with other aspects of medieval culture, and the early witch trials of the fifteenth century. In doing so, it offers the reader a detailed look at the impact that magic had within medieval society, such as its relationship to gender roles, natural philosophy, and courtly culture. This is furthered by the book's interdisciplinary approach, containing chapters dedicated to archaeology, literature, music, and visual culture, as well as texts and manuscripts. The Routledge History of Medieval Magic also outlines how research on this subject could develop in the future, highlighting under-explored subjects, unpublished sources, and new approaches to the topic. It is the ideal book for both established scholars and students of medieval magic.

Magic and Medieval Society

Magic and Medieval Society
Author : Anne Lawrence-Mathers
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2014-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9781317693574
ISBN 13 : 1317693574
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic and Medieval Society Book Description:

Magic and Medieval Society presents a thematic approach to the topic of magic and sorcery in Western Europe between the eleventh and the fifteenth century. It aims to provide readers with the conceptual and documentary tools to reach informed conclusions as to the existence, nature, importance and uses of magic in medieval society. Contrary to some previous approaches, the authors argue that magic is inextricably connected to other areas of cultural practice and was found across medieval society. Therefore, the book is arranged thematically, covering topics such as the use of magic at medieval courts, at universities and within the medieval Church itself. Each chapter and theme is supported by additional documents, diagrams and images to allow readers to examine the evidence side-by-side with the discussions in the chapters and to come to informed conclusions on the issues. This book puts forward the argument that the witch craze was not a medieval phenomenon but rather the product of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and demonstrates how the components for the early-modern prosecution of witches were put into place. This new Seminar Study is supported by a comprehensive documents section, chronology, who’s who and black-and-white plate section. It offers a concise and thought-provoking introduction for students of medieval history.

Magic and Medieval Society

Magic and Medieval Society
Author : Anne Lawrence-Mathers
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2014-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9781317693581
ISBN 13 : 1317693582
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic and Medieval Society Book Description:

Magic and Medieval Society presents a thematic approach to the topic of magic and sorcery in Western Europe between the eleventh and the fifteenth century. It aims to provide readers with the conceptual and documentary tools to reach informed conclusions as to the existence, nature, importance and uses of magic in medieval society. Contrary to some previous approaches, the authors argue that magic is inextricably connected to other areas of cultural practice and was found across medieval society. Therefore, the book is arranged thematically, covering topics such as the use of magic at medieval courts, at universities and within the medieval Church itself. Each chapter and theme is supported by additional documents, diagrams and images to allow readers to examine the evidence side-by-side with the discussions in the chapters and to come to informed conclusions on the issues. This book puts forward the argument that the witch craze was not a medieval phenomenon but rather the product of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and demonstrates how the components for the early-modern prosecution of witches were put into place. This new Seminar Study is supported by a comprehensive documents section, chronology, who’s who and black-and-white plate section. It offers a concise and thought-provoking introduction for students of medieval history.

The Transformations of Magic

The Transformations of Magic
Author : Frank Klaassen
Publisher : Penn State Press
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2013-01-23
ISBN 10 : 9780271069289
ISBN 13 : 0271069287
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformations of Magic Book Description:

In this original, provocative, well-reasoned, and thoroughly documented book, Frank Klaassen proposes that two principal genres of illicit learned magic occur in late medieval manuscripts: image magic, which could be interpreted and justified in scholastic terms, and ritual magic (in its extreme form, overt necromancy), which could not. Image magic tended to be recopied faithfully; ritual magic tended to be adapted and reworked. These two forms of magic did not usually become intermingled in the manuscripts, but were presented separately. While image magic was often copied in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, The Transformations of Magic demonstrates that interest in it as an independent genre declined precipitously around 1500. Instead, what persisted was the other, more problematic form of magic: ritual magic. Klaassen shows that texts of medieval ritual magic were cherished in the sixteenth century, and writers of new magical treatises, such as Agrippa von Nettesheim and John Dee, were far more deeply indebted to medieval tradition—and specifically to the medieval tradition of ritual magic—than previous scholars have thought them to be.

Magic in the Middle Ages

Magic in the Middle Ages
Author : Richard Kieckhefer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2014-11-06
ISBN 10 : 9781107431829
ISBN 13 : 1107431824
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic in the Middle Ages Book Description:

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

Magic in the Margins

Magic in the Margins
Author : W. Nikola-Lisa
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0618496424
ISBN 13 : 9780618496426
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic in the Margins Book Description:

At a medieval monastery, orphaned Simon, who is apprenticing in illumination, dreams of the day he can create his own pictures, but finds he must first complete a strange and unusual assignment that Father Anselm has given him.