Magic in Medieval Manuscripts - the exhibition catalogue from British Library available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

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A beautiful book exploring the place of magic in the medieval world with illustrations drawn from the British Library's collection.

From simple charms to complex and subversive rituals to summon demons, diverse forms of magic were practised in the Middle Ages. With numerous fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world. It examines representations of the magician, wise-woman and witch; magical objects; and ritual procedures, revealing the medieval fascination with the points of contact between this world and the celestial and infernal realms.

  • Hardcover: 128 pages | 50 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712352055
  • Product Dimensions:  19.8 x 16.0 cm

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