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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 видео (всего 31 мин.), 1 тест
Video6 видео
The Idea of Magic3мин
The Ancient Precedents5мин
Magic and Superstition in Christian Europe6мин
The Decline of Magic7мин
Weekly Video 1 (2015)5мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Unit 1 Quiz20мин
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UNIT 2: MAGIC & HERESY

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Reading
8 видео (всего 57 мин.), 1 тест
Video8 видео
The Rise and Fall of Natural Magic (5:56)5мин
Persecution Unleashed (6:23)6мин
The Tale of the Not-So-Evil Inquisitor (7:18)7мин
Necromancy: When Demons Spoke Latin (7:11)7мин
Optional video I: Eastern Jewish Communities: A Bit of Context (7:45)7мин
Optional video II: The Jewish Idea of Magic (6:38)6мин
Weekly Video 2 (2015)8мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Unit 2 Quiz20мин
Week
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3 ч. на завершение

UNIT 3: FROM MAGIC TO WITCHCRAFT

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8 видео (всего 49 мин.), 2 тестов
Video8 видео
Witchcraft and Maleficent Magic (7:18)7мин
The Mythology of Witchcraft (8:04)8мин
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (I) (5:58)6мин
Medieval Witchcraft Trials (II) (6:34)6мин
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (I) (6:19)6мин
Optional video: Medieval Sources on Witchcraft (II) (5:53)5мин
Weekly Video 3 (2015)4мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Unit 3 Quiz20мин
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UNIT 4: MAGIC IN ISLAM

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How Was Magic Received in Islam?(8:51)8мин
The Ikhwān al- Ṣafā’ on Magic and the Occult (8:29)8мин
The Science of the Letters (10:01)10мин
Alchemy I: Arabic Alchemy8мин
Alchemy II: Arabo-Latin Alchemy (9:55)9мин
Weekly Video 4 (2015)16мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Unit 4 Quiz18мин
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автор: 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.

автор: 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!

Преподавателя

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

О 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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