Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Sophie Page
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Author:  Sophie Page
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  128
Publisher:  British Library Publishing
Year:  2017
ISBN:  9780712352055

From simple charms to complex and subversive rituals to summon demons, diverse forms of magic were practiced in the Middle Ages. With numerous fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world. It examines representations of the magician, wise-woman and witch; magical objects; and ritual procedures, revealing the medieval fascination with the points of contact between this world and the celestial and infernal realms.