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The magician, the witch, and the law / Edward Peters.

[Philadelphia] : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978.
ISBN 9780812277463, 0812277465

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Subjects Heksenprocessen.
Law, Medieval.
Magic -- History.
Witchcraft -- History.
Series Middle Ages.
Description xviii, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Drawing a distinction between medieval "magic" and early modern "witchcraft," Edward Peters argues that early medieval magic was considered a practical science, requiring study and skill. But as European society became more articulate and self-conscious, the old tradition of magic as a science became associated with heresy and sorcery. Thereafter the Middle Ages knew no safe, learned magic that was not subject to accusation of diabolism in one form or another, and the magician, like the later witch, could be punished for both spiritual and temporal offenses. Through Peters's analysis of the legal, ecclesiastical, and literary responses to this problem, magic and witchcraft are located more accurately in the cultural context of the time, providing important new insights into medieval history.
Contents Introduction: Magic in Medieval Culture -- The Transformations of the Magus -- Rhetoric and Magic in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries -- Learning and Magic in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries -- The Systematic Condemnation of Magic in the Thirteenth Century -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- The Magician, the Witch, and the Law -- Res fragilis: Torture in Early European Law -- Nicholas Eymeric: On Heresy, Magic, and the Inquisitor -- The Magician, the Witch and the Historians.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3892374
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Peters, Edward, 1936-
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