Unlocked books : manuscripts of learned magic in the medieval libraries of Central Europe / Benedek Láng

Author(s): Láng, Benedek, 1974-
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Subjects: Magic--Manuscripts
Manuscripts, Medieval
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2008
Series: The magic in history series
Magic in history
LC Classification: B, BF
Physical Description: xiv, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2008013593
ISBN: 9780271033778 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0271033770 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-317) and indexes
Contents: Introduction: in search of magician schools -- Definitions and classifications -- Natural magic -- Image magic -- Divination with diagrams -- Alchemy -- Ritual magic and crystallomancy -- Magic in the clerical context -- Magic in the courtly context -- Magic in the university context -- Conclusion: seven questions -- Epilogue: when Central Europe was finally close to becoming a center for magical studies
Summary: "Presents and analyzes texts of learned magic written in medieval Central Europe (Poland, Bohemia, and Hungary), and attempts to identify their authors, readers, and collectors"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 218188540
ISBN/ISSN: 9780271033778
0271033770