Protego-proterreo. Making an Amulet by Mutilating a Manuscript

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Abstract

This contribution describes the way in which amulets functioned in the medieval Latin West at the intersection of magic, medicine and religion and the way in which they were made. A Pantaleon amulet from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century serves as an example. This amulet has been cut out of a Bible leaf and still shows the essential text of the Last Supper, from Luke 22.

Quaerendo

A Journal Devoted to Manuscripts and Printed Books

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