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Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2020

Journal or Book Title

Civilizations of the Supernatural. Edited by Fabrizio Conti

Volume

1

First Page

177

Last Page

202

DOI

10.22618/TP.HMWR.20201.383.006

Abstract

Doubt, disbelief, and skepticism have become important topics in the study of medieval Europe. Following a seminal article by the historian Susan Reynolds, medievalists from many disciplines have examined a range of tendencies often grouped together under the unlovely but encompassing term “unbelief.”2 They are engaged in an important project. In the overall historiography of Europe and the West, skeptical inquiry founded on the rejection of any kind of unquestioning belief has long stood as a hallmark of modernity, set against an enduring stereotype of the Middle Ages as credulous, superstitious, and altogether irrational.3

Comments

This book chapter is published as Bailey, M., “Magic and Disbelief in Carolingian Lyon,” Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions (Budapest: Trivent Publishing. Nov. 2020. Doi: 10.22618/TP.HMWR.20201.383.006.

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