Magic

A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker


Interna författare/redaktörer


Publikationens författare: Stuart McWilliams
Redaktörer: Siân Echard, Robert Rouse
Publiceringsår: 2017
Förläggare: John Wiley & Sons
Moderpublikationens namn: The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain
ISBN: 978-1-118-39698-8
eISBN: 9781118396957


Abstrakt

Magic is an elusive and disputed idea, and there are complex connections between fictional uses of magical tropes – in, for example, romances – and the “real” discourses and practices of medieval magic, which might take the form of praestigia (illusion), mathematica(divination), maleficia (evil magic), or one of many other variants. Literary texts' presentations of the figure of the magician have been influenced by biblical typology and the Galfridian tradition of historiography. Having once been a topic of principal interest to practitioners and ecclesiastical authorities, the occult tradition has taken its place as an important concern in mainstream literary and intellectual history, including medieval studies; a development stimulated by the rise of anthropology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Nyckelord

Folklore, Magic, medieval, Medieval literature

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