Mini-Podcast - Episode 28: Medieval Talismans

October 15, 2021

Continuing our October season programming, today we examine a pectoral cross and the “Talisman” of Charlemagne. Just what was a medieval amulet? Did the church accept the use of talismans and charms? Who used and wore precious stones? What is the difference between a textual amulet and a material one? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in today's episode.

Resources:

Reliquary Pendant with Christ on the Cross

The Talisman of Charlemagne: New Historical and Gemological Discoveries