Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence, focusing particularly on the period 1150-1450. The subject has never been studied in detail before, but there is a surprisingly large amount of information about it in four kinds of source: confessors' manuals; medical compendia that discussed many illnesses; commentaries on canon law; and theological commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. Although most historians of medieval culture focus on only one or ...

Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199282227

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