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Author Rider, Catherine (Catherine Rosemary)

Title Magic and impotence in the Middle Ages / Catherine Rider.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  392.60940902 RIDE    NOT AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [232]-247) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 'My lady knows impious things' : impotence magic in the ancient world -- 'What adulterous women do' : the early Middle Ages, c.800-c.1100 -- Impotence magic enters the academic world, 1100-1190 -- How to bind a man or woman : impotence in the magical texts -- 'Everywhere on earth, certain idolatries reign' : pastoral literature, 1200-1400 -- Annulment procedures and frivolous cures : canon law, 1200-1400 -- Necromancers, confessions, and the power of demons : theology, 1220-1400 -- Herbs and magic : medicine, 1240-1400 -- Impotence magic and the rise of witchcraft -- Conclusion.
Subject Sex in marriage -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Impotence -- Treatment -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Magic -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Standard Number 9780199282227 (alk. paper)
ISBN 0199282226 (alk. paper)