Magic in the Middle Ages


15 credits, term 2
MDVLGH91 Skills and Sources: Magic in the Middle Ages also available (MARS students only) - 15 credits

Course Tutor: Sophie Page

Magic was a subculture that provided an an alternative or supplement to orthodox Catholicism in the Middle Ages. As a field of historical research the study of medieval magic has come to maturity in the last few decades. The course introduces students to this historiography but also to original sources, notably magical manuscripts and the visual images they contain.

Assessment: MDVLGH11: two essays of up to 4,000 words each; MDVLGH11A: one essay of up to 4,000 words.

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