Mini-Podcast - Episode 30: Charms! Spoken spells & manuscript prayers

October 29, 2021

Life in the Medieval period was difficult, filled with spiritual and physical hardships. Medieval people coped with their often difficult situations through ritual and, sometimes, through magic! In this last episode of October, we return to our text manuscripts to examine charms. What are charms? How do we define them within the spectrum of verbal magic? What is the difference between a charm and an amulet? Find out on this episode of the Les Enluminures Podcast.

Resources:

Illustrated Textual Amulet TM797

Oratione devotissima (Devotional Prayers)
Amulet Rolls and female devotion in the late Middle Ages