Book , Print in English

The transformations of magic : illicit learned magic in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance

Frank Klaassen.
  • University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2013]
  • ix, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Also known as
  • Illicit learned magic in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance
Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Series
Summary
  • "Explores two principal genres of illicit learned magic in late Medieval manuscripts: image magic, which could be interpreted and justified in scholastic terms, and ritual magic, which could not"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • pt. I Apothecary's Dilemma
  • 1. Magic and Natural Philosophy
  • 2. Scholastic Image Magic Before 1500
  • 3. Some Apparent Exceptions: Image Magic or Necromancy?
  • pt. II Brother John's Dilemma
  • 4. Ars notoria and the Sworn Book of Honorius
  • 5. Magic of Demons and Angels
  • pt. III Magic After 1580
  • 6. Sixteenth-Century Collections of Magic Texts
  • 7. Medieval Ritual Magic and Renaissance Magic.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780271056265 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0271056266 (cloth : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2012028139
  • OCLC: 800024862
  • OCLC: 800024862