About this Course

30,217 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

17%

started a new career after completing these courses

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

Middle EastAstronomyHistoryAnthropology

Learner Career Outcomes

17%

started a new career after completing these courses

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)

Instructors

Instructor rating4.63/5 (26 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain

Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain 

Professor
Oriental Institute (University of Louvain)
65,912 Learners
1 Course
Image of instructor, Dr Pau Castell Granados

Dr Pau Castell Granados 

Research and Teaching Scholar at University of Barcelona
65,912 Learners
1 Course
Image of instructor, Sébastien Moureau - University of Louvain

Sébastien Moureau - University of Louvain 

Chargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS
Institut Orientaliste (CIOL)
65,912 Learners
1 Course
Image of instructor, Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades

Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades 

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of the Classics, Harvard
65,912 Learners
1 Course
Image of instructor, Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel 

BSc, BA, MA
Dept. of Medieval History, Palaeography & Diplomatics, Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures, University of Barcelona
66,733 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Blanca Villuendas

Blanca Villuendas 

PhD Candidate
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
65,912 Learners
1 Course

Offered by

Universitat de Barcelona logo

Universitat de Barcelona

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up97%(9,182 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL MAGIC

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
The Idea of Magic3m
The Ancient Precedents5m
Magic and Superstition in Christian Europe6m
The Decline of Magic7m
Weekly Video 1 (2015)5m
1 practice exercise
Unit 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
The Rise and Fall of Natural Magic (5:56)5m
Persecution Unleashed (6:23)6m
The Tale of the Not-So-Evil Inquisitor (7:18)7m
Necromancy: When Demons Spoke Latin (7:11)7m
Optional video I: Eastern Jewish Communities: A Bit of Context (7:45)7m
Optional video II: The Jewish Idea of Magic (6:38)6m
Weekly Video 2 (2015)8m
1 practice exercise
Unit 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min)
8 videos
Witchcraft and Maleficent Magic (7:18)7m
The Mythology of Witchcraft (8:04)8m
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (I) (5:58)6m
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (II) (6:34)6m
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (I) (6:19)6m
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (II) (5:53)5m
Weekly Video 3 (2015)4m
1 practice exercise
Unit 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 72 min)
7 videos
How Was Magic Received in Islam?(8:51)8m
The Ikhwān al- Ṣafā’ on Magic and the Occult (8:29)8m
The Science of the Letters (10:01)10m
Alchemy I: Arabic Alchemy8m
Alchemy II: Arabo-Latin Alchemy (9:55)9m
Weekly Video 4 (2015)16m
1 practice exercise
Unit 4 Quiz30m
4.5
260 ReviewsChevron Right

Top reviews from Magic in the Middle Ages

By BWMar 24th 2018

Helpful and insightful. I try to learn as much about witchcraft and all religions as I can. The first set of videos were well lit and well read. I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more.

By CPJul 6th 2017

When i read the title of this course, i could not imagine what it is about. So i took it. It's a great course, with different perspectives and with a really clear language. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.