Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 20 August 2003
This books is the best beginner's introduction to a historical, academical approach to medieval magic. It's not an "esoteric" book... it's an academical text, written by one of the most accomplished historians in the field. It's rather brief, but detailed, informative and graced by an extensive bibliography you can use for furhter research. This book is useful for anyone intereste in Medieval history, from "professional" students to amateurs.
0Comment| 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 July 2014
A very good introduction to the subject of mediaeval magic. Kieckhefer writes in a style that it a pleasure to read. Without superficiality or sensationalism, he covers the main facts of a very long period (approximately 1,000 years) and, perhaps more importantly, raises the necessary questions.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 April 2007
This book was mentioned during a talk by a US occultist at a magical conference in London some years ago. He said it contradicted a lot of the myths about magic and withcraft. He tells us who was actually practising the kind of spells we see in the grimoires and charts how beliefs in magic

persisted with the rise of the established church and uneasily co-existed for some centuries until the times of persecutions.Very readable and a book I often return to
0Comment| 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 November 2012
I liked it. It was an interesting read and also helped with answering questions I had on an assignment. I would suggest this to anyone interested in magic and witchcraft or studying it.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 January 2016
Great book, great service.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)