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Magic in the Middle Ages

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About This Course

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 different areas of knowledge (History, Literature, Art History and History of Science). Popular magic, as well as magie savante (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed and we will also deal with artistic manifestations, such as relics, art objects, the Saint Grail and Arthurian literature. Magic in the Middle Ages offers a captivating overview of medieval society and promotes reflection about certain stereotypes associated with this period.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requirements for taking this course. You are welcome to join us!

Course Staff

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Dr Noemí Alvarez da Silva

Doctor in Art History - University of Barcelona

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Godefroid de Callataÿ

Professor. Oriental Institute - University of Louvain

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Dr Pau Castell Granados

Research and Teaching Scholar - University of Barcelona

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Sébastien Moureau

Chargé de recherches du F.R.S.-FNRS Institut Orientaliste (CIOL) - University of Louvain

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Dr Gemma Pellissa Prades

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of the Classics, Harvard - University of Barcelona

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Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

Dept. of Medieval History, Palaeography and Diplomatics, Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures- University of Barcelona

  1. Course Number

    E035
  2. Classes Start

    May 04, 2015
  3. Classes End

    Jun 17, 2015
  4. Estimated Effort

    2-3 h/week