Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic

Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic

by Claire Fanger
     
 

Conjuring Spirits contains both general surveys and analyses of magical texts and manuscripts by distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines. Included are chapters by Richard Kieckhefer and Robert Mathiesen on the Sworn Book of Honorius, Michael Camille on the Ars Notoria, John B. Friedman on the Secretum Philosophorum, Nicholas Watson

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Overview

Conjuring Spirits contains both general surveys and analyses of magical texts and manuscripts by distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines. Included are chapters by Richard Kieckhefer and Robert Mathiesen on the Sworn Book of Honorius, Michael Camille on the Ars Notoria, John B. Friedman on the Secretum Philosophorum, Nicholas Watson on the McMaster text, and Elizabeth Wade on Lullian divination. The work also includes Juris Lidaka's edition of the Liber de Angelis, and an overview of late medieval English ritual manuscripts by Frank Klaassen. This book will be invaluable for scholars and other readers interested in ritual magic in the later Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271025179
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
Magic in History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
859,546
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Claire Fanger is a visiting faculty member at the University of Western Ontario. She is the co-editor of The Latin Verses in the "Confessio Amantis" (1991).

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