Who is this class for: This course is aimed at those interested in magic and the Middle Ages, and also at anyone curious about how current cultures are indebted to the concepts and perceptions of magic developed during the medieval period.

Created by:   Universitat de Barcelona

  • Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain

    Taught by:    Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain, Professor

    Oriental Institute (University of Louvain)

  • Dr Pau Castell Granados

    Taught by:    Dr Pau Castell Granados, Research and Teaching Scholar at University of Barcelona

  • Sébastien Moureau - University of Louvain

    Taught by:    Sébastien Moureau - University of Louvain, Chargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS

    Institut Orientaliste (CIOL)

  • Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades

    Taught by:    Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

    Department of the Classics, Harvard

  • Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

    Taught by:    Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, BSc, BA, MA

    Dept. of Medieval History, Palaeography & Diplomatics, Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures, University of Barcelona

  • Blanca Villuendas

    Taught by:    Blanca Villuendas, PhD Candidate

    Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 197 ratings


Very nice and insightful, we learned with the past how to face the problems of the present. What was their means of control? To exterminate the different...

Was Great!

The course gives a good historical view on magic and how it was perceived without being biased in terms of the practice of magic itself. Rather it looks at how the practices were perceived and the factors that influenced the development and dimise of magic and related practices.