Magic in the Middle Ages

VU Course ID: 00162
Curriculum: 6 weeks
Fee: FREE
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dr. Noemi Alvarez da Silva, Godefroid de Callatay and others
Provider: University of Barcelona (via Coursera)
Recordable: This course can be recorded in your VU transcript.

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Course Description

Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course, you’ll explore the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic, examining 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.

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