The Resource The magician, the witch, and the law, Edward Peters

The magician, the witch, and the law, Edward Peters

Label
The magician, the witch, and the law
Title
The magician, the witch, and the law
Statement of responsibility
Edward Peters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing a distinction between medieval "magic" and early modern "witchcraft," Edward Peters argues that early medieval magic was considered a practical science, requiring study and skill. But as European society became more articulate and self-conscious, the old tradition of magic as a science became associated with heresy and sorcery. Thereafter the Middle Ages knew no safe, learned magic that was not subject to accusation of diabolism in one form or another, and the magician, like the later witch, could be punished for both spiritual and temporal offenses. Through Peters's analysis of the legal, ecclesiastical, and literary responses to this problem, magic and witchcraft are located more accurately in the cultural context of the time, providing important new insights into medieval history
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Edward
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF1593
  • K446.W59
LC item number
  • .P42
  • P47
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 G-008
  • BF 1593
Series statement
The Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • Law, Medieval
  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • Jurisprudence
  • History, Medieval
  • Law, Medieval
  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • Heksenprocessen
  • Magie
  • Hexenglaube
  • Europe
Label
The magician, the witch, and the law, Edward Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 in Medieval Culture -- The Transformations of the Magus -- Rhetoric and Magic in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries -- Learning and Magic in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries -- The Systematic Condemnation of Magic in the Thirteenth Century -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- The Magician, the Witch, and the Law -- Res fragilis: Torture in Early European Law -- Nicholas Eymeric: On Heresy, Magic, and the Inquisitor -- The Magician, the Witch and the Historians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812277463
Lccn
78051341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000137121
System control number
(OCoLC)3892374
Label
The magician, the witch, and the law, Edward Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 in Medieval Culture -- The Transformations of the Magus -- Rhetoric and Magic in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries -- Learning and Magic in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries -- The Systematic Condemnation of Magic in the Thirteenth Century -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- The Magician, the Witch, and the Law -- Res fragilis: Torture in Early European Law -- Nicholas Eymeric: On Heresy, Magic, and the Inquisitor -- The Magician, the Witch and the Historians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812277463
Lccn
78051341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000137121
System control number
(OCoLC)3892374

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