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Magic in the Middle Ages, Universitat de Barcelona

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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. At the end of the course, the students: a) will have overcome the usual prejudices about the Middle Ages, b) will be able to analyze historical documentation from the Middle Ages and recognize the most common patterns of juridical documents regarding witchcraft, and c) will be capable of distinguishing between popular magic and the magic of the learned people; will have a notion of which spiritual practices were allowed in medieval Europe and which ones were related to the devil, and will be aware of the link between a cultural product and the society that produced it. This course is taught in English, although subtitles in English, Catalan and Spanish will also be provided. COURSE SYLLABUS Week 1. Introduction to medieval magic (Pau Castell). Week 2. Magic & Heresy (Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel). Week 3. From Magic to Witchcraft (Pau Castell). Week 4. Magic in Islam (Godefroid de Callataÿ and Sébastien Moureau). Week 5. Astrology & Geomancy (Theo Loinaz, Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, Godefroid de Callataÿ and Blanca Villuendas). © Gemma Pellissa Prades (coord.), Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel and Joana Palau Mumany Magic in the Middle Ages by Gemma Pellissa Prades (coord.), Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel and Joana Palau Mumany is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License....

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创建者 BW

Mar 24, 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.

创建者 CP

Jul 06, 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!

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创建者 Nadia Ramos Arano

Nov 21, 2018

A beautiful walk through history. The current conception of magic and witches comes from all the real fear and beliefs of the society during the late middle age, the mysticism about it makes this one of the most interesting courses offered.

创建者 Aaron Andrew Jackson

Nov 20, 2018

Very informative! Crucial to the understanding of ancient beliefs and modern alike. A wonderful course, thank you for offering this. I really enjoyed it, and I absolutely recommend this course for anyone who loves HISTORY! 😀

创建者 Jacki Tipton

Oct 29, 2018

Interesting info but speakers give very disjointed lectures and don't give background on a lot of new terms so its very hard to understand.

创建者 Luz Cecilia Palazuelos

Oct 28, 2018

Quite intresting

创建者 DULCE IBARRA

Oct 08, 2018

Un excelente curso!

创建者 Eugenio De Pavia

Sep 13, 2018

bien estructurado, muy ameno y agradable, bien documentado. Lo estoy disfrutando.

创建者 Aurélien Courtin

Aug 27, 2018

Très instructif. La remise de devoirs est une réelle valeur ajoutée.

创建者 Paola Andrea Milanesio

Aug 06, 2018

This course is fantastic! I really enjoy it! thanks to the teacher, they did a very god job.

创建者 Jennifer Nuce

Jul 11, 2018

This course was fun, informative and much more challenging then I anticipated. I really enjoyed the curriculum and the professors.

创建者 Nnamdi Okeke

Jul 09, 2018

Great Course with loads of Insights