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Author Rollo, David.

Title Glamorous sorcery : magic and literacy in the High Middle Ages / David Rollo
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2000
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 231 pages)
Series Medieval cultures ; v. 25
Medieval cultures ; v. 25.
Contents Contents; Introduction; 1. William of Malmesbury: Magic and Prestige; 2. Geoffrey of Monmouth and John of Salisbury: Themes of Credulity; 3. Benoît de Sainte-Maure: Magic and Vernacular Fiction; 4. William FitzStephen, Richard FitzNigel, Benoît de Sainte-Maure: Bureaucratic Power and Fantasies of Literate Control; 5. Gerald of Wales: Writing for the Crowned Ass of England; Conclusion; Notes; Index
Summary Through the analysis of magic as a metaphor for the mysterious workings of writing, Glamorous Sorcery sheds light on the power attributed to language in shaping perceptions of the world and conferring status
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-223) and index
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Subject Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century -- Criticism and interpretation
Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century.
Latin prose literature, Medieval and modern -- England -- History and criticism
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Anglo-Norman literature -- History and criticism
Literacy -- England -- History -- To 1500
Magic in literature.
Anglo-Norman literature.
Intellectual life.
Latin prose literature, Medieval and modern.
Literature and history.
Magic in literature.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485 -- Historiography.
England -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081669141X