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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages$
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Catherine Rider

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282227

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages
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Catherine Rider (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main sources and issues in the study of medieval impotence magic, and summarizes the contents of the rest of the book. It surveys the place of impotence magic in modern historiographical debates about the relationship between learned and popular culture, and about the origins of the early modern witch trials. It also discusses medieval and modern definitions of magic.

Keywords:   impotence, magic, popular culture, witch trials

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