Mar 24, 2018
Helpful and insightful. I try to learn as much about witchcraft and all religions as I can. The first set of videos were well lit and well read. I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more.
Jul 06, 2017
When i read the title of this course, i could not imagine what it is about. So i took it. It's a great course, with different perspectives and with a really clear language. Thank you!
創建者 Paraskevi G•
Nov 12, 2017
This course is very interesting and provides objective information and "myth-busters" that prove the difference between what we think of Magic in the Middle Ages and what was most probably the reality. The lectors are all very enthusiastic and it is refreshing to have many different people with different specializations than just one lector. What I didn't enjoy about this course was having to peer review my classmate's assignments; as I often tend to complete a whole course in a short time , this process slowed down my progress and I wasn't enjoying the course as much as I wished to.
創建者 laura b b•
Mar 04, 2018
創建者 Pilar P d C•
Apr 12, 2018
Fascinating insight into the reality of magic during the middle ages. Well thought out course generally speaking with interesting information. Maybe during the first two modules could have done with more pictorial aids. Thanks.
創建者 Marie S•
Mar 26, 2017
3 and a half stars... interesting topic and well presented. A few opportunities to demonstrate learning
創建者 kouassi n c•
Sep 07, 2017
it was instructive and I appreciated very much this course I knew nothing about the period of the Inquisition and if there is another more in depth course on the subject I will register
創建者 Siddhi D•
Jun 15, 2019
This was an amazing course that completely changed the way I looked at conceptions of medieval magic and astrology and also, was extremely informative.
創建者 Janet T•
Jun 18, 2019
I enjoyed this course greatly and significantly expanded my knowledge of medieval times and associated magic. I particularly liked that the course included the relationships of magic in Christian, Islamic and Jewish religions.
The lectures were clear and focused and always accompanied by appropriate literature ensuring that they were at the appropriate academic level.
To help with the continuous improvement of the course which you obviously undertake regularly I make the following comments.
It would be useful to include specific clarification of the relationships between
· Miracles and magic.
· The Science of Letters and magic
· Geomancy and magic
I always like to have a rubric presented before I attempt an assessment. This helps you to ensure that the assessment is on target.
I have certainly expanded my knowledge of this discipline and my experience with this course encourages my to do other courses on history.
創建者 Maria d H•
Jun 23, 2019
One of the first courses I've done for a while. I really liked it! It gives some interesting facts that I can impress my friends with.
創建者 James J•
Jul 04, 2019
This course was good. I learned some things beyond a highschool education. I wish that it went more into the actual spells cast in medieval times. However, this is a history class, and it mentioned the key characters and key events that changed how magic was viewed.
創建者 Maitreyi S•
Jul 15, 2019
I had so much fun in this course. It catered to my interests and peaked my curiosity at the same time. I'm grateful to all the teachers for providing us with such brilliant works and for their painstaking efforts, providing us with so much knowledge and wisdom. Thank you so much for this wonderful journey.
創建者 kate m•
Jul 29, 2019
The information was really interesting, but at times it was difficult to understand what the instructors were saying.
創建者 Jorge d R G•
Mar 19, 2017
Un curso atractivo y divertido, pero centrado en los últimos momentos de la Edad Media. Se debería puntualizar en el título "Baja Edad Media". Por lo demás, mi más sincera enhorabuena por todo el trabajo que, desde la Universitat de Barcelona, habéis realizado para sacar adelante este curso.
創建者 James M•
Dec 21, 2017
Good course, I wish there were more academic readings attached to the lessons, especially primary sources. Definitely a worthwhile introduction to the subject, or a support to a study of the Middle Ages.
創建者 Helga W•
Nov 28, 2019
It was my first course in this platform and was really amazing. This new experience, in addition to bringing me more knowledge, brought me a routine, a excellent way to invert my time. I choose Magic in the Middle Age because always it seemed to me a incredible part of the Universal History. And, I love the Magic.
Thank for this course.
Oct 28, 2019
This is a great toe-dip into the vast world of Medieval magic and it's contemporary reception. I highly recommend this course to anyone who needs a head start on the subject, is looking for a refresher, or is simply curious.
創建者 Edward B M•
Sep 19, 2019
Not quite what I was expectng, but still very interesting.
It does not include any practical instruction in magical techniques.
創建者 Ben G•
Sep 02, 2019
Very interesting topic material covered in great depth. Only comment is that there could be more visual aid during the presentations but overall definitely worth doing.
創建者 Claudia I H•
Apr 27, 2019
It has some very interesting lectures specialy those related to islam, astrology and astronomy.
I found language clear, even when they had a large number of foreign names and words and the idea of using maps and other materials to make easier to understand the concepts is a great idea.
I found too extremely and using fancy or stilted language, so I had to play several times some videos even when using the subtitlles to get a clear idea, bacause the questions are very specific.
I highly recommend to give audio in spanish or truly slow down the speed and kind of language used.
A bit less theorical would be great.
Thank you for sharing this course!
創建者 Carlos J•
Jan 23, 2017
Dec 17, 2017
Great course, the visual aids could be improved
創建者 Angela L G•
Feb 21, 2019
I found this course to be worthwhile overall. There were some technical glitches and some areas of the course that need to be addressed. However, this course was challenging, interesting, and encouraged me to explore the topic further. The instructors all clearly really enjoy this topic and I appreciate all their heard work in putting this course together. I learned new information I didn't know before and I'm glad I was able to take this class.
創建者 Aisha B•
Mar 10, 2018
really enjoying this - wish it has more reading material!
創建者 Joseph V•
Jan 10, 2017
Not being an historian on the Middle Ages, Magic in the Middle Ages seems like an accurate and well planned course. Week-4 and week-5 were the most interesting, with week-5 delving into the knitted relationship of magic in Islam, with roots and lineages directly connected to contemporary practices of "magic" (which is something I did not know and was very curious about regarding the context of political and religious tensions evolving throughout the middle east). I would have liked more activity-based and practical instructional units on how magic and rituals were conducted, especially information on healing, medicines, and alchemy. Geomancy was the only practical component with explicit details on how to cast figures, and it needed to incorporate how it was used with astrology in a practical way. A unit on Astrology and the Astrolabe was needed as well since the videos and literature often referred to astrology, and without a basic working and understanding of how an astrolabe was used to calculate a chart, the student is left hanging on having to figure way too much on their own (which becomes rife with problems and miscommunication). The quizzes and assignments are fun but often awkwardly worded which became confusing, and can easily be cheated on. Grading of assignments was a bit nebulous and put into question others abilities to accurately and fairly grade. People paying money for course content should be separated from students not paying because engaging, stimulating, and critical analysis as discourse cannot be maintained in fidelity. Of course, the credibility of ALL courses on Coursera are at stake because little to no universities and businesses accept the certificates as valid credentials for jobs or career ladder mobility. Ultimately, one is paying for a piece of paper that is not really valued or even usable at the very same institutes that put together the coursework; and that is a very lame proposition! The final kicker is that I needed to submit highly sensitive, personal identification just to get a PDF of the certificate--absolutely ridiculous, especially considering that the topic of interest for this course neither necessitates nor warrants such high-end secure methods.
創建者 E P•
Jul 02, 2018
I really enjoyed the material of this course and the professors' careful attention to avoiding passing any judging past eras using today's standards. I was also glad that they did not only include European magic (Middle Eastern magic was also covered). The only issue I had with this course was that peer-reviewed assignments (i.e. the written ones) were difficult, in that it was not always clear what was expected of the answers (namely that fairly specific things were required of the answers, whereas the questions seemed more open-ended).
創建者 Linda t B•
Sep 14, 2016
Interesting facts about the thoughts and ideas about magic in the medieval period and how it influenced the society in that time and even still influenced people of the 21st century.