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Illusion

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Johannes Vermeer

Wayne Franits.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 12431 words.

Johannes Vermeer (b. 1632–d. 1675) is heralded as one of the greatest artists of the 17th century, the golden age of Dutch painting. His status is all the more remarkable given that only...

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Necromancy, Theurgy, and Intermediary Beings

Claire Fanger.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9737 words.

A relatively recent boom in scholarship on texts of ritual magic in manuscript is in the process of overturning much that was previously known or thought about the topic. As the history of...

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Ottonian Art

Karen Blough.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10760 words.

This entry includes texts that address the visual arts primarily in the area represented by present-day Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands—the heart of the early medieval Holy Roman...

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Magic in the Medieval Theater

Philip Butterworth.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8555 words.

The concept and practice of magic in the Middle Ages was most popularly associated with witchcraft, superstition, sorcery, and the occult. However, one of the concerns of Reginald Scot in...

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Insular Manuscript Illumination

Carol A. Farr.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 13486 words.

The manuscript decoration produced in Ireland and the British Isles from about 600 to 850 marks the advent of medieval book art. Linked to the arrival of Christianity, it includes some of...

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Carolingian Manuscript Illumination

Eric Ramírez-Weaver.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online July 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 18532 words.

Away from home during his fourth journey to Rome and in celebration of Christmas Day at the end of the year 800, Charlemagne made his way to Old St. Peter’s basilica at the Vatican Hill....

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Witchcraft

Nancy Mandeville Caciola.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10824 words.

The classic era of the great witch hunts was not the medieval, but the Early Modern period of the 16th and 17th centuries. However, the Middle Ages saw the formation of the image of the...

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Witchcraft

Nancy Mandeville Caciola.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10824 words.

The classic era of the great witch hunts was not the medieval, but the Early Modern period of the 16th and 17th centuries. However, the Middle Ages saw the formation of the image of the...

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