The Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe

The Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe

by Valerie Irene Jane Flint
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691001103

ISBN-13: 9780691001104

Pub. Date: 01/24/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"There are forces better recognized as belonging to human society than repressed or left to waste away or growl about upon its fringes." So writes Valerie Flint in this powerful work on magic in early medieval Europe. Flint shows how many of the more discerning leaders of the early medieval Church decided to promote non-Christian practices originally condemned as

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"There are forces better recognized as belonging to human society than repressed or left to waste away or growl about upon its fringes." So writes Valerie Flint in this powerful work on magic in early medieval Europe. Flint shows how many of the more discerning leaders of the early medieval Church decided to promote non-Christian practices originally condemned as magical—rather than repressing them or leaving them to waste away or "growl." These wise leaders actively and enthusiastically incorporated specific kinds of "magic" into the dominant culture not only to appease the contemporary non-Christian opposition but also to enhance Christianity itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691001104
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/24/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.12(d)

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