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Speaking with Spirits in Medieval Magic Texts

Page, SL; (2011) Speaking with Spirits in Medieval Magic Texts. In: Raymond, J, (ed.) Conversations with Angels. Essays towards a History of Spiritual Communication, 1100-1700. (125 - 149). Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses different kinds of interactions with spirits in medieval magic texts, their significance for the medieval understanding of angels and demons and the limits of orthodoxy in communications between spiritual beings and humans.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Speaking with Spirits in Medieval Magic Texts
Publisher version:http://www.palgrave.com/
Keywords:magic, demons, angels, rituals, medieval, communication, conversation, interrogation, spirits, cosmology
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History

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