The Resource Magic in the Middle Ages, Richard Kieckhefer

Magic in the Middle Ages, Richard Kieckhefer

Label
Magic in the Middle Ages
Title
Magic in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Richard Kieckhefer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This textbook deals with magic, both natural and demonic, within the broad context of medieval culture. Covering the years c. 500 to 1500, with a chapter on antiquity, it invesigates the way magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, such as religion and science, literature and art. The book begins with a full discussion of the social history of magic and of the ways in which magical beliefs borrowed from a diversity of cultures. Thereafter, within a wider study of the growth and development of the phenomenon, the author shows how magic served as a point of contact between the popular and elite classes, how the reality of beliefs is reflected the fiction of medieval literature, and how the persecution of magic and witchcraft led to changes in the law. The chapter on necromancy is the most original, based largely on unpublished manuscripts and arguing for a new interpretation of the material. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach Professor Kieckhefer has taken magic from its cultural isolation and placed it firmly at the crossroads of medieval culture, as a focal point for our understanding of many other aspects of medieval history."--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kieckhefer, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1593
LC item number
.K53 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge medieval textbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Magic
  • Europe
Label
Magic in the Middle Ages, Richard Kieckhefer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: magic as a crossroads -- The classical inheritance -- The twilight of paganism: magic in Norse and Irish culture -- The common tradition of medieval magic -- The romance of magic in courtly culture -- Arabic learning and the occult sciences -- Necromancy in the clerical underworld -- Prohibition, condemnation, and prosecution
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780521785761
Lccn
89009752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19670494
  • (OCoLC)ocm19670494
Label
Magic in the Middle Ages, Richard Kieckhefer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: magic as a crossroads -- The classical inheritance -- The twilight of paganism: magic in Norse and Irish culture -- The common tradition of medieval magic -- The romance of magic in courtly culture -- Arabic learning and the occult sciences -- Necromancy in the clerical underworld -- Prohibition, condemnation, and prosecution
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780521785761
Lccn
89009752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19670494
  • (OCoLC)ocm19670494

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