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
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Middle East
Dr Pau Castell GranadosResearch and Teaching Scholar at University of Barcelona
Sébastien Moureau - University of LouvainChargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL MAGIC
UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY
UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT
UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MAGIC IN THE MIDDLE AGES
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.
Very interesting course! In this course, you will learn how people in the Middle Ages considered about Magic in all dimension. You will not learn how to use magic of course :)
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.
Just the right mix of lecture and practical exercise. Challenging but not overwhelming. And packed full of interesting information. Highly recommended!
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