Conjuring Spirits. Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual; ( Magic in History series ). Claire - FANGER, Claire Fanger Michael Camille, Elizabeth Wade, Robert Mathiesen, Juris Lidaka, Frank Klaassen, Richard Kieckhefer, John B. Friedman, Nicholas Watson.

Conjuring Spirits. Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual; ( Magic in History series )

University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1998. First US Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. xx + 284 pp. Glossy printed wrappers. B/w illustrations. This, the second volume of the series "Magic in History," comprises a series of scholarly essays offering both general surveys and specific analysis of a number of magical texts and manuscripts, including Ars Notoria and The Sworn Book of Honorius. From the publisher: "Conjuring Spirits contains both general surveys and analyses of magical texts and manuscripts by distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines. Included are chapters by Richard Kieckhefer and Robert Mathiesen on the Sworn Book of Honorius, Michael Camille on the images in Ars Notoria manuscripts, John B. Friedman on the Secretum Philosophorum, Claire Fanger and Nicholas Watson on the Liber Visionum, and Elizabeth Wade on Lullian divination. The work also includes Juris Lidaka's edition of the Liber de Angelis, and an overview of late medieval English ritual magic manuscripts by Frank Klaassen. Claire Fanger's introduction describes the context of late medieval magical texts, both 'angelic' and 'demonic', and offers insight into the place of magic in the medieval world. This book will be invaluable for scholars and other readers interested in ritual magic in the later Middle Ages." Just a hint of shelfwear, otherwise a tight, bright near Fine copy. Item #68628
ISBN: 0271018631

Price: $40.00