- What’s On
Buy or gift a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.
Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive.
Please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This collection of conference papers on Byzantine magic comes from a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks in 1993. Written by specialists in several disciplines, it explores the parameters and significance of magic in Byzantine society, from the fourth century to after the empire’s fall. The authors address a wide variety of questions, some of which are common to all historical research into magic, and some of which are peculiar to the Byzantine context.The authors reveal the scope, the forms, and the functioning of magic in Byzantine society, throwing light on a hitherto relatively little-known aspect of Byzantine culture, and, at the same time, expanding upon the contemporary debates concerning magic and its roles in pre-modern societies.
The editor, Henry Maguire, is a former Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins University
“An absorbing collection of essays, the volume brings to our attention a rich collection of material too often neglected in the study of religion…”
Naomi Janowitz, Byzantine Studies
“This collection establishes magic as a significant category of Byzantine culture… Henry Maguire and the other authors are to be congratulated for their timely, considered engagement with current inquiries into magic in other historic cultures, their demonstration of the significance of magic in Byzantine culture, and their welcome invitation to continue investigation of Byzantium’s own responses to its magical practices and beliefs.”
Thelma Thomas, Ars Orientalis 27
“This is an engaging, pioneering work, one that suggests a number of avenues for future research, including comparisons to magic in Islamic societies and in the medieval West.”
John Rosser, Speculum 63
Subscribers receive free standard shipping. Orders are posted from Turkey, the UK or the USA, depending on stock. This is an untracked and uninsured service.
2. TRACKED SHIPPING
You can choose this option when ordering online.
3. EXPRESS SHIPPING
Contact email@example.com for a quote.
For high-value or heavy shipments, we strongly recommend option 2 or 3.
You can order directly through firstname.lastname@example.org if you are worried about shipping times. We can issue a PayPal/credit card invoice for your order.
Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.
Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)Subscribe now