Magic in the Middle Ages

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Offered by Universitat de Barcelona. Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course we will introduce you to the ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by
Godefroid de Callataÿ - University of Louvain
and 5 more instructors

Offered by
Universitat de Barcelona

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6 posts • 11 mentions • top 6 shown below

r/magick • post
23 points • Placement93
Coursera - Magic in the Middle Ages
r/Wicca • post
12 points • Astridasteroid
Coursera is doing a Magic in the Middle Ages course starting 8/29 - looks interesting!
r/occult • post
8 points • the9thSpade
Magic in the Middle Ages online class

Hey everyone, I just noticed today that there was an online class offering for those of you who are interested in learning about the historic use of magic, from the University of Barcelona. It's free, and it's in English.

Here's the link:


r/occult • comment
7 points • chaoticalheavy

Coursera has this class for free:

Week 1. Introduction to medieval magic (Pau Castell).
Week 2. Magic & Heresy (Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel).
Week 3. From Magic to Witchcraft (Pau Castell).
Week 4. Magic in Islam (Godefroid de Callataÿ and Sébastien Moureau).
Week 5. Astrology & Geomancy (Theo Loinaz, Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, Godefroid de Callataÿ and Blanca Villuendas).

r/witchcraft • comment
1 points • LittleDebbie221b

I found this course that is free to audit. It's about magic in the Middle Ages:

r/badhistory • comment
0 points • gwynwas


University of Barcelona

Magic in the Middle Ages

I leaned a few things, especially since most of my previous reading was anglo centric.

The word sorcery, for instance, descends from sortilege which originally referred to the casting of lots, usually huckle bones, the same thing modern dice are derived from. I found that interesting.