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Title European magic and witchcraft : a reader / edited by Martha Rampton.
Imprint North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Series Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 20
Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97087864 20.
Subject Witchcraft -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Magic -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Alt Name Rampton, Martha,
Series Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 20
Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97087864 20.
Subject Witchcraft -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Magic -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Alt Name Rampton, Martha,
Description 1 online resource (xv, 461 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter One: Late Classical and Early Christian Archetypes; 1. Moses and Aaron Challenge Pharaoh's Magicians; 2. The Pythoness Brings the Dead to Life: The Witch of Endor; 3. Odysseus and Circe the Sorceress; 4. Medea: The Classic Witch; 5. Erictho: Divination through the Dead; 6. Simon Magus: Money for Miracles; 7. Goddess Diana of the Ephesians Bests the Apostle Paul; 8. Hecate and the Chaldean Oracles; 9. Magic Transforms One into a Bird, Another into an Ass; 10. Justin Martyr and the Fallen Angels; 11. The Apostle Peter Triumphs Over Simon Magus
12. Antony of the Desert Combats Demons; 13. Curse Tablets and Binding Spells; 14. Saint Martin Battles with Pagans and Demons; 15. Augustine: Demons and Magic in the City of God; Chapter Two: Post-Roman Kingdoms of Europe: Traffic with Demons (500-750); 16. Three Post-Roman Law Codes against Malicious Magic; 17. Caesarius of Arles Preaches against Magic and Paganism; 18. Continuity in Magic Spells; 19. A Warning to Peasants about the Evils of Trafficking with Demons; 20. Sorcery in Gregory of Tours's Sixth-Century Gaul; 21. Saint Patrick Battles Pagan Magicians
22. Early Medieval Sainthood and Demons: Saint Radegund; 23. Isidore of Seville Defines Magic: The Etymologies; 24. Penance for Sins of Magic; 25. A Demoniac in Early Medieval England: Bede; Chapter Three: The Carolingian Dynasty: Demons Cut Down To Size (750-1000); 26. An Eighth-Century List of Pagan Practices; 27. Paganism of the Saxons; 28. Beowulf Fights the Demons: Grendel, and Grendel's Mother; 29. Agobard of Lyons and Weather Magic; 30. Carolingian Catalogue of Magical Acts: Council of Paris; 31. Treatise on Magic: Hrabanus Maurus
32. Magic at the Court of Louis the Pious: Paschasius Radbertus; 33. The Devil of Kempten and the Villager; 34. Marriage and Magic: The Divorce of Lothar; 35. Loosed Women and Night Flight: Canon episcopi; 36. Anglo-Saxon Healing Cures and Charms; 37. Anglo-Saxon Sermon against Augury: Aelfric of Eynsham; 38. A Prayer to Mother Earth and Other Charms; 39. An Eleventh-Century Penitential: Burchard of Worms; Chapter Four: The High Middle Ages: Many Threads (1000-1300); 40. Evil Angels: Lombard's Sentences; 41. Divination and the Court: The Policraticus
42. Lanval and the Fairy Queen: Marie de France; 43. The Gentle Werewolf: Marie de France; 44. Guide for the Perplexed: Jewish Magic and Maimonides; 45. Weather Well and Magic Ring: Chr├ętien de Troyes; 46. Norse Magic: Saga of the Volsungs; 47. Magic as a Cautionary Tale: Caesarius of Heisterbach; 48. A Saintly Dog and the Changelings; 49. Picatrix: Arabic Magic; 50. Astronomy: Natural Magic or Necromancy?; 51. The Golden Legend: Saints and Devils; 52. Heresy versus Sorcery; 53. A New Kind of Devil: Thomas Aquinas; Chapter Five: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Diabolism
Summary Magic, witches, and demons have drawn interest and fear throughout human history. In this comprehensive primary source reader, Martha Rampton traces the history of our fascination with magic and witchcraft from the first through to the seventeenth century.
ISBN 9781442634237 (electronic bk.)
1442634235 (electronic bk.)
9781442634220
1442634227
9781442634213
9781442634206 (softcover)
1442634200
1442634219
OCLC # 1035224985
Additional Format Print version: European magic and witchcraft.: North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2018. Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; (CaOONL)20179053361


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