COLQ: MEDIEVL EUROPN-MAGIC

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
227
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course: The course uses magic as a case study for exploring cultural transmission in the Middle Ages. We begin by examining Germanic and Greco-Roman occult traditions, and the way in which the medieval synthesis of these cultures effects understandings of the occult. The course follows the influence of the Arabic and Hebrew influences on western occultism of the High Middle Ages, and flowering of the Renaissance magical tradition. The course challenges and reshapes some of our basic understandings about Medieval society. It problematizes modern division between science, magic and religion to illustrate how occult beliefs were part of wider religious experiences.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30184-S19

Course Sections

COLQ: MEDIEVL EUROPN-MAGIC
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Joshua Birk jcbirk@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 SEELYE 105