Magic in the Middle Ages

Magic in the Middle Ages

by Richard Kieckhefer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521309417
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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.

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