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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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UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL MAGIC

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6 videos (Total: 31 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Idea of Magic3m
The Ancient Precedents5m
Magic and Superstition in Christian Europe6m
The Decline of Magic7m
Weekly Video 1 (2015)5m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Unit 1 Quiz20m

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UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY

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8 videos (Total: 57 min), 1 quiz
Video8 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
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Unit 2 Quiz20m

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UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT

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Reading
8 videos (Total: 49 min), 2 quizzes
Video8 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
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Unit 3 Quiz20m

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UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM

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Reading
7 videos (Total: 72 min), 1 quiz
Video7 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
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Unit 4 Quiz18m
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por 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.

por 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!

Instructores

Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain

Professor
Oriental Institute (University of Louvain)

Dr Pau Castell Granados

Research and Teaching Scholar at University of Barcelona

Sébastien Moureau - University of Louvain

Chargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS
Institut Orientaliste (CIOL)

Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of the Classics, Harvard

Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

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

Blanca Villuendas

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

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