IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 316: Magic, Witchcraft, and Reform: Discourse, Legislation, and Practice, III

Monday 13 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Georg Modestin, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, München
Moderator/Chair:Georg Modestin, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, München
Paper 316-aFranciscan and Dominican Observance and their Take on Magic and Superstition
(Language: English)
Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities
Paper 316-bPreachers and Confessors against Superstition: Bernardino Busti and Sermon 16 of his Rosarium Sermonum
(Language: English)
Fabrizio Conti, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities
Paper 316-cSecularising the Sacred: Thomas Middleton and the Figure of the Witch
(Language: English)
Jesse Dorrington, Department of English, National University of Ireland, Cork
Abstract

This session will explore transformations in European society and culture related to magic and the emergence of diabolical witchcraft in the 15th century, linking these developments to aspects of reform, itself understood as a broad category. This session will focus especially on theological and reformist concerns about superstition and ars magica in the late medieval period.