IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1020: Curiosa felicitas, I: Rhetorical Strategies in Latin-Language Magic Texts

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:John B. Dillon, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sophie L. Page, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Sophie L. Page, Department of History, University College London
Paper 1020-aAdelard of Bath's Talismans
(Language: English)
Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Islamic & Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Science
Paper 1020-bPhysics, Magic, and the Blind Spots of Nature (12th to 15th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Nicolas Weill-Parot, Independent Scholar, Paris
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Philosophy, Science
Paper 1020-cRewriting John of Morigny: Scribal Reconceptions of the Liber Visionum
(Language: English)
Claire L. Fanger, School of Humanities, Rice University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

This session will explore different genres of magic texts (image magic, natural magic, ritual magic), examining the interaction between their rhetorical or affective strategies and their role as vehicles of intellectual, practical and doctrinal content.