Routledge Histories: The Routledge History of Medieval Magic

Editors: Page, Sophie and Rider, Catherine
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Routledge

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-47-244730-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 38
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings together the work of scholars from across Europe and North America to provide extensive insights into recent developments in the study of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500.

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Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of contributors
  • Introduction - Sophie Page and Catherine Rider
  • Part I Conceptualizing magic
  • Rethinking how to define magic - Richard Kieckhefer
  • For magic: Against method - Claire Fanger
  • A discourse historical approach towards medieval learned magic - Bernd-Christian Otto
  • The concept of magic - David. L. d'Avray
  • Responses - Richard Kieckhefer, David. L. d'Avray, Bernd-Christian Otto, and Claire Fanger
  • Part II Languages and dissemination
  • Arabic magic: The impetus for translating texts and their reception - Charles Burnett
  • The Latin encounter with Hebrew magic: Problems and approaches - Katelyn Mesler
  • Magic in Romance languages - Sebastià Giralt
  • Central and Eastern Europe - Benedek Láng
  • Magic in Celtic lands - Mark Williams
  • Scandinavia - Stephen A. Mitchell
  • Part III Key genres and figures
  • From Hermetic magic to the magic of marvels - Antonella Sannino
  • The notion of properties: Tensions between Scientia and Ars in medieval natural philosophy and magic - Isabelle Draelants
  • Solomonic magic - Julien Véronèse
  • Necromancy - Frank Klaassen
  • John of Morigny - Claire Fanger and Nicholas Watson
  • Cecco d'Ascoli and Antonio da Montolmo: The building of a “nigromantical” cosmology and the birth of the author-magician - Nicolas Weill-Parot
  • Beringarius Ganellus and the Summa sacre magice: Magic as the promotion of God's Kingship - Damaris Aschera Gehr
  • Jerome Torrella and “Astrological Images” - Nicolas Weill-Parot
  • Peter of Zealand - Jean-Marc Mandosio
  • Part IV Themes (magic and…)
  • Magic and natural philosophy - Steven P. Marrone
  • Medicine and magic - Peter Murray Jones and Lea T. Olsan
  • Illusion - Robert Goulding
  • Magic at court - Jean-Patrice Boudet
  • Magic and gender - Catherine Rider
  • Magic in literature: Romance transformations - Corinne Saunders
  • Magic and music - John Haines
  • Magic and archaeology: Ritual residues and “odd” deposits - Roberta Gilchrist
  • The visual culture of magic in the Middle Ages - Alejandro García Avilés
  • Medieval magical figures: Between image and text - Sophie Page
  • Part V Anti-magical discourse in the later Middle Ages
  • Scholasticism and high medieval opposition to magic - David J. Collins
  • Pastoral literature and preaching - Kathleen Kamerick
  • Superstition and sorcery - Michael D. Bailey
  • Witchcraft - Martine Ostorero
  • Epilogue: Cosmology and magic – The angel of Mars in the Libro de astromagia - Alejandro García Avilés
  • Further reading