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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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Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 1 teste
Video6 videos
The Idea of Magic3min
The Ancient Precedents5min
Magic and Superstition in Christian Europe6min
The Decline of Magic7min
Weekly Video 1 (2015)5min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Unit 1 Quiz20min

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UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY

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Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 1 teste
Video8 videos
The Rise and Fall of Natural Magic (5:56)5min
Persecution Unleashed (6:23)6min
The Tale of the Not-So-Evil Inquisitor (7:18)7min
Necromancy: When Demons Spoke Latin (7:11)7min
Optional video I: Eastern Jewish Communities: A Bit of Context (7:45)7min
Optional video II: The Jewish Idea of Magic (6:38)6min
Weekly Video 2 (2015)8min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Unit 2 Quiz20min

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UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT

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Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 2 testes
Video8 videos
Witchcraft and Maleficent Magic (7:18)7min
The Mythology of Witchcraft (8:04)8min
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (I) (5:58)6min
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (II) (6:34)6min
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (I) (6:19)6min
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (II) (5:53)5min
Weekly Video 3 (2015)4min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Unit 3 Quiz20min

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UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM

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Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 72 min), 1 teste
Video7 videos
How Was Magic Received in Islam?(8:51)8min
The Ikhwān al- Ṣafā’ on Magic and the Occult (8:29)8min
The Science of the Letters (10:01)10min
Alchemy I: Arabic Alchemy8min
Alchemy II: Arabo-Latin Alchemy (9:55)9min
Weekly Video 4 (2015)16min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Unit 4 Quiz18min
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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!

Instrutores

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

Sobre Universitat de Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved....

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