Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century (Magic in History)

Forbidden Rites A Necromancer s Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Preserved in the Bavarian State Library in Munich is a manuscript that few scholars have noticed and that no one in modern times has treated with the seriousness it deserves Forbidden Rites consists o

  • Title: Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century (Magic in History)
  • Author: Richard Kieckhefer
  • ISBN: 9780271017518
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Preserved in the Bavarian State Library in Munich is a manuscript that few scholars have noticed and that no one in modern times has treated with the seriousness it deserves Forbidden Rites consists of an edition of this medieval Latin text with a full commentary, including detailed analysis of the text and its contents, discussion of the historical context, translation oPreserved in the Bavarian State Library in Munich is a manuscript that few scholars have noticed and that no one in modern times has treated with the seriousness it deserves Forbidden Rites consists of an edition of this medieval Latin text with a full commentary, including detailed analysis of the text and its contents, discussion of the historical context, translation of representative sections of the text, and comparison with other necromantic texts of the late Middle Ages Like many medieval texts for the use of magicians, it is a miscellany rather than a systematic treatise It is exceptional, however, in the scope and variety of its contents prayers and conjurations, rituals of sympathetic magic, procedures involving astral magic, a catalogue of spirits, lengthy ceremonies for consecrating a book of magic, and other materials.

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    About "Richard Kieckhefer"

    1. Richard Kieckhefer

      John Evans Professor of Religious Studies Research interests focus mainly on the late Middle Ages, with special interest in church architecture and in the history of witchcraft and magic Currently writing books on the mystical presence of Christ in the late Middle Ages an exploration of the relationship between ordinary and extraordinary piety, between shared religious culture and exceptional religious experience and late medieval church building an inquiry into the collaboration and conflict among different interest groups in the creation of monuments meant to serve and symbolize communal interests Books include European Witch Trials Routledge Kegan Paul 1976 ,Repression of Heresy in Medieval Germanyi Pennsylvania, 1979 , Unquiet Souls Chicago, 1984 , Magic in the Middle Ages Cambridge, 1989 ,Forbidden Rites Sutton and Penn State, 1997 , and Theology in Stone Oxford, 2004 A theme underlying much of his research is the way in which communities create and sustain a sense of shared culture in the face of difference, dissention, and dispute religionrthwestern In addition to the DAAD, his research has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities In 2006, he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences enpedia wiki Richard

    520 thoughts on “Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century (Magic in History)”

    1. Nihil melius dicit "te amo" quam necromantia.Donum mihi emit Mel, librum Forbidden Rites Richardi Keickhefer. Pars libri prima de magia medii aevi tractat, et praecipue de libro necromantiae (Codice Latino Monacense 849 e Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) ; pars secunda est codex ipse. Incantationes carminibus classicis non aequant ; multa inest iteratio et perpauca loca pulchritudine ulla appropinquant. Sed gaudium erat lectio et simplex, tamen orthographia est insolita et mutabilis. Hunc die duo pe [...]


    2. Superb discussion of a Medieval ritual magic manuscript. Sets the historical scene and influences very nicely, with a full annotated transcription of the manuscript in the appendix. Destined to be a classic if not already!


    3. An exellent scholarly workThis was an excellent scholarly work on a topic that is easy to make very subjective. The author managed to avoid presenting his personal opinion as to the practice, or practicality of witchcraft or its varient.Though this does not provide a full translation of the original work (it does include a full transcription with many foot notes), the partial translations provided in the authors discourses are both solidly translated from its Latin source, and very well and thur [...]


    4. Forbidden Rites is a necromancer's manual written in the 15th century and here, Kieckhefer presents an academic study of the text. He explores the rise in literacy amongst the masses in medieval Europe which led to the knowledge of 'forbidden' and heretical teachings. Dry and stuffy lecturing and unfortunately the manuscript is not translated from it's original Latin so, alas, I shall never learn how to conjure a horse.(Postscript. Hmm, looking at other people's reviews it would appear that they [...]


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