Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century

Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century

by Richard Kieckhefer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271017518
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Series: Magic in History
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 362,355
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Richard Kieckhefer is Professor of Religion and History at Northwestern University and an acknowledged expert on medieval magic and witchcraft. His publications include European Witch Trials: Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300–1500 (1976), Repression of Heresy in Medieval Germany (1979), Unquiet Souls: Fourteenth-Century Saints and Their Religious Milieu (1984), and Magic in the Middle Ages (1990).

Table of Contents

TABLES
vi(1)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii
1. Introduction MAGICAL BOOKS AND MAGICAL RITES
1(21)
2. The Munich Handbook of Necromancy Clm 849
22(20)
3. Banquets, Horses and Castles ILLUSIONIST EXPERIMENTS
42(27)
4. Love, Favour and Madness PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS
69(27)
5. Learning Hidden and Future Things DIVINATORY EXPERIMENTS
96(30)
6. Formulas for Commanding Spirits CONJURATIONS AND EXORCISMS
126(28)
7. Demons and Daimons THE SPIRITS CONJURED
154(16)
8. THE MAGIC OF CIRCLES AND SPHERES
170(16)
9. CONCLUSION
186(4)
EDITION OF THE NECROMANCER'S HANDBOOK IN Clm 849, FOLS 3r-108v 190(159)
PLATES
349(29)
SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY 378(3)
INDEX 381

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H. C. Midelfort

Forbidden Rites is the best book on magic in the late Middle Ages and a great introduction to the problematic relations of magic and religion in general.

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