Magic in the Middle Ages
Course Tutor: Sophie Page
15 credits, term 1
MDVLGH91 Skills and Sources: Magic in the Middle Ages also available (MARS students only) - 15 credits
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.
Prerequisites: students must have done a medieval or early modern courses. Those who have taken an early modern course will need to contact the tutor in advance.
Assessment: MDVLGH11: two essays of up to 4,000 words each; MDVLGH11A: one essay of up to 4,000 words.
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