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Kieckhefer, Richard

Overview
Works: 28 works in 202 publications in 8 languages and 5,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: BF1593, 133.430940902
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Most widely held works by Richard Kieckhefer
Magic in the Middle Ages by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

72 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook deals with magic, both natural and demonic, within the broad context of medieval culture. Covering the years c. 500 to 1500, with a chapter on antiquity, it invesigates the way magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, such as religion and science, literature and art. The book begins with a full discussion of the social history of magic and of the ways in which magical beliefs borrowed from a diversity of cultures. Thereafter, within a wider study of the growth and development of the phenomenon, the author shows how magic served as a point of contact between the popular and elite classes, how the reality of beliefs is reflected the fiction of medieval literature, and how the persecution of magic and witchcraft led to changes in the law. The chapter on necromancy is the most original, based largely on unpublished manuscripts and arguing for a new interpretation of the material. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach Professor Kieckhefer has taken magic from its cultural isolation and placed it firmly at the crossroads of medieval culture, as a focal point for our understanding of many other aspects of medieval history."--Publisher description
European witch trials : their foundations in popular and learned culture, 1300-1500 by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed and witch-hunting was gathering momentum. It is concerned with distinguishing between the popular and learned ideas of witchcraft. The author has developed his own methodology for distinguishing popular from learned concepts, which provides adequate substantiation for the acceptance of some documents
Repression of heresy in medieval Germany by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

19 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unquiet souls : fourteenth-century saints and their religious milieu by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology in stone : Church architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. Statements from both sides are often strident and dogmatic. In Theology in Stone, Richard Kieckhefer seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful conversation about houses of worship. Drawing on a wide range of historical examples with an eye to their contemporary relevance, he offers new ideas about the meanings and uses of church architecture
Forbidden rites : a necromancer's manual of the fifteenth century by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preserved in the Bavarian State Library in Munich is a manuscript that few scholars have noticed and that no one in modern times has treated with the seriousness it deserves. Forbidden Rites consists of an edition of this medieval Latin text with a full commentary, including detailed analysis of the text and its contents, discussion of the historical context, translation of representative sections of the text, and comparison with other necromantic texts of the late Middle Ages." "Like many medieval texts for the use of magicians, it is a miscellany rather than a systematic treatise. It is exceptional, however, in the scope and variety of its contents - prayers and conjurations, rituals of sympathetic magic, procedures involving astral magic, a catalogue of spirits, lengthy ceremonies for consecrating a book of magic, and other materials."--Jacket
There once was a serpent : a short history of theology by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repression of heresy in Germany, 1348-1520 by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repression of Heresy in Medieval Germany by Richard Kieckhefer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic in the Middle Ages by Richard Kieckhefer( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How was magic practised in medieval times? How did it relate to the diverse beliefs and practices that characterised this fascinating period? In Magic in the Middle Ages Richard Kieckhefer surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval times. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature and politics before introducing us to the different types of magic that were used, the kinds of people who practised magic and the reasoning behind their beliefs. In addition, he shows how magic served as a point of contact between the popular and elite classes, how the reality of magical beliefs is reflected in the fiction of medieval literature and how the persecution of magic and witchcraft led to changes in the law. This book places magic at the crossroads of medieval culture, shedding light on many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages
Hazards of the dark arts : advice for medieval princes on witchcraft and magic : Johannes Hartlieb's Book of all forbidden arts (1456) and Ulrich Molitoris's On witches and pythonesses (1489)( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English translations of two important fifteenth-century writings on witchcraft by Johannes Hartlieb and Ulrich Molitoris. Introduction discusses the writings, the authors, their historical environments, the ways they used sources, and their influence on the development of ideas about witchcraft"--Provided by publisher
Ē mageia sto mesaiōna by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Greek, Modern and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magia w średniowieczu by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repression of heresy in Germany, 1349-1520 by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphors built of stone : meanings and uses of church architecture by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft) by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed and witch-hunting was gathering momentum. It is concerned with distinguishing between the popular and learned ideas of witchcraft. The author has developed his own methodology for distinguishing popular from learned concepts, which provides adequate substantiation for the acceptance of some documen
A razor for a goat : a discussion of certain problems in the history of witchcraft and diabolism by Elliot Rose( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"First published in 1962, Elliot Rose's A Razor for a Goat is a study of witchcraft as a religion, whether the religion was a form of pagan survival or a depraved Christian (or anti-Christian) heresy. Rose surveyed witch-scares, fairy folklore, 'ritual' deaths, the Canon Episcopi, and goliards for evidence for witchcraft, and to make some suggestions about the reality behind the popular beliefs on witchcraft societies and Sabbats. One of the first studies to debunk the dominant theory of the time that witchcraft had been an organized pre-Christian religion, A Razor for a Goat is listed on many anthropology, religion, and history course bibliographies. This reprint has a ten-page foreword by Richard Kieckhefer that gives a historiographical examination of the importance of this book, and situates it within the discipline today. Closely reasoned, and written with a rare wit, A Razor for a Goat is a classic study and excellent survey of the literature and history of witchcraft."--GoogleBooks 1989 ed
The Office of Inquisition and medieval heresy : the transition from personal to institutional jurisdiction by Richard Kieckhefer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rise of the witch trials by Richard Kieckhefer( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Ihesus ist uner!" : the Christ child in the German sisters books by Richard Kieckhefer( )

in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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European witch trials : their foundations in popular and learned culture, 1300-1500Theology in stone : Church architecture from Byzantium to BerkeleyForbidden rites : a necromancer's manual of the fifteenth centuryThere once was a serpent : a short history of theologyMetaphors built of stone : meanings and uses of church architectureA razor for a goat : a discussion of certain problems in the history of witchcraft and diabolism