Mammoth bones, human skulls, a glorious helmet buried in an ancient ship... Imagine what stories these ancient treasures might tell us if they had a voice! Join us in Butser's Great Roundhouse for an afternoon of incredible, imaginative storytelling, bringing to life some of the most extraordinary archaeological finds from the distant past.
Come celebrate 10 Years of Magic with us. The Festival of Legends is returning to Optimist Farm, Apex, NC on April 22-23, 2023!
Some of literature’s most celebrated myths, legends and fables explored, retold and examined alongside the story of the books in which they are held.
This book, previously unavailable in English, is an exemplar of the medieval magic of Syria, showing influences of alchemy, natural magic, demonology and ceremonial magic.
The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings together the work of scholars from across Europe and North America to provide extensive insights into recent developments in the study of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500. This book covers a wide range of topics, including the magical texts which circulated in medieval Europe, the attitudes of intellectuals and churchmen to magic, the ways in which magic intersected with other aspects of medieval culture, and the early witch trials of the fifteenth century.
Etienne Gilson Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, first delivered as the Richard Lectures in 1937, was published in 1938 and became an immediate success. Not only does it contribute to a major question of debate in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic philosophy and religion in the medieval period but it also insists on the validity of truth obtainable through reason as well as revelation, on rational argument alongside religious faith. This message is as important in the twenty-first century as it was in the fourth century of the young Augustine, the thirteenth of St Thomas Aquinas, and the twentieth of the mature Gilson.--
The author traces examples of ghost stories from Homer through to the present day, along with describing the aspects of storytelling designed to involve readers.
Witches and Pagans looks at women's sacraments in early medieval Europe, a subject that has been buried deep for centuries.
Stories of restless spirits returning from the afterlife are as old as storytelling. In medieval Europe ghosts, nightstalkers and unearthly visitors from parallel worlds had been in circulation since before the coming of Christianity.