Magic in Medieval Manuscripts


From simple charms to complex and subversive rituals to summon demons, diverse forms of magic were practiced in the Middle Ages.

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With numerous fascinating illustrations from the British Library’s rich medieval collection, Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world. It examines representations of the magician, wise-woman and witch; magical objects; and ritual procedures, revealing the medieval fascination with the points of contact between this world and the celestial and infernal realms.Contains over 50 colour images of manuscripts from the British Library’s medieval collection, including several new additions.Companion title to Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts by a leading scholar and lecturer in late medieval history.

Sophie Page
The British Library
Publication date
October 2017
128 pages

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