Magic in the Middle Ages

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Auteur: Richard Kieckhefer
ISBN: 0-521-78576-6
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press

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Astrologie
Auteurs
Divinatie
Dromen
Elfen
Engelen
Godinnen
Heksen
Kookboeken
Kruiden
De Maan
Magie
Mandala's
Meditatie
Mythologie
Sjamanisme
Stenen
Symbolen
Tarot
Wierook
 
 
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How was magic practice in medieval times? How did it relate to the diverse beliefs and practices that characterized this fascinating period?
In Magic in the Middle Ages Richard Kieckhefer surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval times. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature, and politics before introducing us to the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs.
This book places magic at the crossroads of medieval culture, shedding light on many other aspects of life in the middle ages.

Inhoud
vii List of illustrations
ix Foreword to the Canto edition
xiv Preface
1 Introduction: Magic as a Crossroads
19 The Classical Inheritance
43 The Twilight of Paganism: Magic in Norse and Irish Culture
56 The Common Tradition of Medieval Magic
95 The Romance of Magic in Courtly Culture
116 Arabic Learning and the Occult Sciences
151 Necromancy in the Clerical Underworld
176 Prohibition, Condemnation, and Prosecution
202 Further Reading
214 Index

 
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