Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course we will introduce you to the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic. Students will have an approach to medieval culture, beliefs and practices from the perspective of History and History of Science. Popular magic, as well as learned magic (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed. Moreover, we will also deal with how eastern practices and texts influenced western culture. In July 2016, the course will contain a brand-new module devoted to astrology. Magic in the Middle Ages offers a captivating overview of medieval society and promotes reflection about certain stereotypes associated with this period.
Magic in the Middle AgesUniversitat de Barcelona
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Dr Pau Castell GranadosResearch and Teaching Scholar at University of Barcelona
Sébastien Moureau - University of LouvainChargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MAGIC IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Very interesting and I love that all the information is free if you don't want to pay for a professional certificate. There are still a few spelling errors but this is to be expected I suppose.
This course covers a diversity of approaches to magic in the middle ages. It was informative from the first to the final lesson. I recommend it highly.
Informative, goes to a relatively satisfying depth, provides interaction and is coherent throughout. Helped me as a source for inspiration for a graphic novel I'm writing.
This course was really thorough and interesting. I liked how it covered a range of religions and regions and I think it's great how there are interactive assignments which judge out writing.
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