By Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Raisa Maria Toivo
This booklet breaks with 3 universal scholarly limitations of periodization, self-discipline and geography in its exploration of the similar topics of heresy, magic and witchcraft. It units apart developed chronological limitations, and in doing so goals to accomplish a clearer photograph of what ‘went before’, in addition to what ‘came after’. therefore the quantity demonstrates continuity in addition to swap within the techniques and understandings of magic, heresy and witchcraft. additionally, the geographical development of similarities and diversities indicates a comparative technique, transcending confessional in addition to nationwide borders. through the medieval and early smooth interval, the orthodoxy of the Christian Church used to be consistently contested. The problem of heterodoxy, specifically as expressed in several types of heresy, magic and witchcraft, was once regularly current throughout the interval 1200-1650. Neither contesters nor fans of orthodoxy have been homogeneous teams or fractions. They themselves and their principles replaced from one century to the subsequent, from quarter to area, even from urban to urban, yet inside a typical framework of interpretation. This choice of essays makes a speciality of this advanced.
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The dead mob unceremoniously picked up the living man and threw him out of the building, with his bedding after him. When the priest reported all this to the bishop, however, the latter insisted that he return to his vigil the next night. The terrified cleric fortified himself with holy water and took blessings from the relics of saints; dread kept him awake as darkness fell and the dead throng filed into the church at their customary hour. Noticing the priest, they picked him up as before – but this time, they carried him to the altar, placed him upon it, and there ‘burnt his body to a cinder’.
They frequently were drawn from earlier cultural antecedents, yet were suffused with an ecclesiastical ideology: thus they were able to function within more than one field of meaning simultaneously. A group of tales from the Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg9 can serve as excellent evidence for this point. This bishop served in a place (the far eastern frontier of Christendom, amid Slav communities that still were only partially converted); and a time (the 10-teens) in which the Christian church still was actively evangelizing a mixed population.
Contesting Orthodoxy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft by Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Raisa Maria Toivo