Magic in the Middle Ages (Canto Classics)

Magic in the Middle Ages (Canto Classics)


How used to be magic practised in medieval occasions? How did it relate to the varied ideals and practices that characterized this attention-grabbing interval? In Magic within the center a while Richard Kieckhefer surveys the expansion and improvement of magic in medieval occasions. He examines its relation to faith, technological know-how, philosophy, paintings, literature and politics sooner than introducing us to the differing kinds of magic that have been used, the types of people that practised magic and the reasoning at the back of their ideals. additionally, he exhibits how magic served as some extent of touch among the preferred and elite sessions, how the truth of magical ideals is mirrored within the fiction of medieval literature and the way the persecution of magic and witchcraft resulted in adjustments within the legislations. This publication areas magic on the crossroads of medieval tradition, laying off gentle on many different elements of existence within the center a while.

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