MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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Magic in the Middle Ages

Code: MDVLGH11A, MDVLGH91 Skills and Sources: Magic in the Middle Ages (15 credits)

Credits: 15

Module Tutor: Dr 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 module introduces students to this historiography but also to original sources, notably magical manuscripts and the visual images they contain.

Prerequisites: students must have done a medieval or early modern module prior to beginning this module. Those who have taken an early modern module will need to contact the tutor in advance.

Assessment for MDVLGH11A: 1 X 4,000 word essay

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