Magic and Medieval Society

Author(s): 
Lawrence-Mathers, Anne
Author(s): 
Escobar-Vargas, Carolina
ISBN: 
9781408270509
Date published: 
May 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£21.99

This book aims to provide readers with the tools, both conceptual and documentary, to reach informed conclusions as to the existence, nature, importance and uses of magic in medieval society, with a focus on western Europe in the period from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The key argument is that, contrary to some previous approaches, it is not possible to separate magic out from other areas of cultural practice.