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Author Burnett, Charles (Charles S. F.)

Title Magic and divination in the Middle Ages : texts and techniques in the Islamic and Christian worlds / Charles Barnett.

Published Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  133.430902 BURN    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages, cm.
Series Collected studies series ; CS557.
Collected studies ; CS557.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Talismans: magic as science? Necromancy among the Seven Liberal Arts -- II. Adelard, Ergaphalau and the science of the stars -- III. Arabic, Greek, and Latin works on astrological magic attributed to Aristotle --IV. The translating activity in medieval Spain -- V. The legend of the three Hermes and Abu Ma'shar's Kitab al-Uluf in the Latin Middle Ages -- VI. Hermann of Carinthia and the kitab al-Istamatis: further evidence for the transmission of Hermetic magic -- VII. The kitab al-Istamatis and a manuscript of astrological and astronomical works from Barcelona (Biblioteca de Catalunya, 634) -- VIII. Scandinavian runes in a Latin magical treatise -- IX. The Conte de Sarzana magical manuscript -- X. The earliest chiromancy in the West --Chiromancy: supplement. The principal Latin texts on chiromancy extant in the Middle Ages -- XI. The Eadwine Psalter and the western tradition of the onomancy in Pseudo-Aristotle's Secret of Secrets.
XII. Scapulimancy (divination by the shoulder blades of sheep) -- XIII. Arabic divinatory texts and Celtic folklore: a comment on the theory and practice of scapulimancy in Western Europe -- XIV. Divination from sheep's shoulder blades: a reflection on Andalusian society -- XV. An Islamic divinatory technique in medieval Spain: An edition of the earliest Latin Scapulimancy -- XVI. The scapulimancy of Giorgio Anselmi's Divinum opus de magia disciplina -- XVII. What is the Experimentarius of Bernardus Silvestris? A preliminary survey of the material -- XVIII. A note on two astrological fortune-telling tables -- XIX. The astrologer's assay of the alchemist: early references to alchemy in Arabic and Latin Texts -- XX. An apocryphal letter from the Arabic philosopher al-Kindi to Theodore, Frederick II's astrologer, concerning Gog and Magog, the enclosed nations, and the scourge of the Mongols.
Subject Magic -- Europe -- History.
Islamic magic -- History.
Divination -- Europe -- History.
Divination -- Islamic Empire -- History.
ISBN 0860786153 (cloth : alk. paper)