Rewriting Magic

Rewriting Magic is part of a project shared with the handful of other scholars now
engaged with John's work to restore more of the local memory of the book under
condemnation. The Latin edition of the Liber florum is an important piece of that ...

Author: Claire Fanger

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271072016

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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In Rewriting Magic, Claire Fanger explores a fourteenth-century text called The Flowers of Heavenly Teaching. Written by a Benedictine monk named John of Morigny, the work all but disappeared from the historical record, and it is only now coming to light again in multiple versions and copies. While John’s book largely comprises an extended set of prayers for gaining knowledge, The Flowers of Heavenly Teaching is unusual among prayer books of its time because it includes a visionary autobiography with intimate information about the book’s inspiration and composition. Through the window of this record, we witness how John reconstructs and reconsecrates a condemned liturgy for knowledge acquisition: the ars notoria of Solomon. John’s work was the subject of intense criticism and public scandal, and his book was burned as heretical in 1323. The trauma of these experiences left its imprint on the book, but in unexpected and sometimes baffling ways. Fanger decodes this imprint even as she relays the narrative of how she learned to understand it. In engaging prose, she explores the twin processes of knowledge acquisition in John’s visionary autobiography and her own work of discovery as she reconstructed the background to his extraordinary book. Fanger’s approach to her subject exemplifies innovative historical inquiry, research, and methodology. Part theology, part historical anthropology, part biblio-memoir, Rewriting Magic relates a story that will have deep implications for the study of medieval life, monasticism, prayer, magic, and religion.

The Routledge History of Medieval Magic

34 See Fanger, Rewriting Magic, ch. 4. 35 See Liber florum, Plates 7 and 9: New
Compilation figures from Salzburg, Studienbibliothek Salzburg Cod. M I 24, fol.
77v and Bologna, Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio MSA. 165, fols. 68v,
69r ...

Author: Sophie Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317042751

Category: History

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The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings together the work of scholars from across Europe and North America to provide extensive insights into recent developments in the study of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500. This book covers a wide range of topics, including the magical texts which circulated in medieval Europe, the attitudes of intellectuals and churchmen to magic, the ways in which magic intersected with other aspects of medieval culture, and the early witch trials of the fifteenth century. In doing so, it offers the reader a detailed look at the impact that magic had within medieval society, such as its relationship to gender roles, natural philosophy, and courtly culture. This is furthered by the book’s interdisciplinary approach, containing chapters dedicated to archaeology, literature, music, and visual culture, as well as texts and manuscripts. The Routledge History of Medieval Magic also outlines how research on this subject could develop in the future, highlighting under-explored subjects, unpublished sources, and new approaches to the topic. It is the ideal book for both established scholars and students of medieval magic.

Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time

This autobiographical portion, subtitled the “Book of Visions,” is remarkable both
for its detailed narrative of magical practice ... For a broader interpretive reading
of John's book, see Claire Fanger, Rewriting Magic: An Exegesis of the Visionary
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Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311055772X

Category: History

Page: 767

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There are no clear demarcation lines between magic, astrology, necromancy, medicine, and even sciences in the pre-modern world. Under the umbrella term 'magic,' the contributors to this volume examine a wide range of texts, both literary and religious, both medical and philosophical, in which the topic is discussed from many different perspectives. The fundamental concerns address issue such as how people perceived magic, whether they accepted it and utilized it for their own purposes, and what impact magic might have had on the mental structures of that time. While some papers examine the specific appearance of magicians in literary texts, others analyze the practical application of magic in medical contexts. In addition, this volume includes studies that deal with the rise of the witch craze in the late fifteenth century and then also investigate whether the Weberian notion of disenchantment pertaining to the modern world can be maintained. Magic is, oddly but significantly, still around us and exerts its influence. Focusing on magic in the medieval world thus helps us to shed light on human culture at large.

Computer Sciences Technical Report

There are a few other choices that arise in the context of magic sets rewriting ,
which this example does not illustrate . When there are multiple join attributes , a
choice needs to be made if all the join attributes will contribute to the filter set , or
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Medicine Religion and Magic in Early Stuart England

... OF MAGIC Illicit Learned Magic in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance
Frank Klaassen MAGIC IN THE CLOISTER Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and
Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe Sophie Page REWRITING MAGIC
An ...

Author: Ofer Hadass

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271081732

Category: History

Page: 232

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The astrologer-physician Richard Napier (1559-1634) was not only a man of practical science and medicine but also a master of occult arts and a devout parish rector who purportedly held conversations with angels. This new interpretation of Napier reveals him to be a coherent and methodical man whose burning desire for certain, true knowledge contributed to the contemporary venture of putting existing knowledge to useful ends. Originally trained in theology and ordained as an Anglican priest, Napier later studied astrological medicine and combined astrology, religious thought, and image and ritual magic in his medical work. Ofer Hadass draws on a remarkable archive of Napier’s medical cases and religious writings—including the interviews he claimed to have held with angels—to show how Napier’s seemingly inconsistent approaches were rooted in an inclusive and coherent worldview, combining equal respect for ancient authority and for experientially derived knowledge. Napier’s endeavors exemplify the fruitful relationship between religion and science that offered a well-founded alternative to the rising mechanistic explanation of nature at the time. Carefully researched and compellingly told, Medicine, Religion, and Magic in Early Stuart England is an insightful exploration of one of the most fascinating figures at the intersection of medicine, magic, and theology in early modern England and of the healing methods employed by physicians of the era.

Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

Then, atom magic(H) is inserted in the body of the rule, and the adornments of all
non-magic predicates are stripped off. ... The complete rewriting of our example
program is: magic pathbb(1,5).magic pathbb(Z,Y ):- magic pathbb(X,Y ),edge(X ...

Author: Esra Erdem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642042376

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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This volume contains the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2009), held during September 14–18, 2009 in Potsdam, Germany. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, nonmonotonic reasoning and knowledge representation. The aim of the c- ference is to facilitate interaction between researchers interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database s- tems, and researchers who work in the areas of knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and expe- mental studies that have led or will lead to the construction of practical systems for declarative programming and knowledge representation. The special theme of LPNMR 2009 was “Applications of Logic Progr- ming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning” in general and “Answer Set Programming (ASP)” in particular. LPNMR 2009 aimed at providing a comprehensive survey of the state of the art of ASP/LPNMR applications. The special theme was re?ected by dedicating an entire dayof the conference to applications. Apart from special sessions devoted to original and signi?cant ASP/LPNMR applications, we solicited contributions providing an overview of existing successful applications of ASP/LPNMR systems. The presentations on applications were accompanied by two panels, one on existing and another on future applications of ASP/LPNMR.

Proceedings of the Twenty fourth International Conference on Very Large Databases New York NY USA 24 27 August 1998

Algorithm 1 Magic - set for disjunctive queries Input : Q = ( g , P ) Output : Q ' = ( g ,
P ' ) begin ( 1 ) Generate su ( Q ) ; ( 2 ) ... Figure 1 : Rewriting of disjunctive
queries Thequery obtained by applying the magic - set method is ( anc father bf (
john ...

Author: Ashish Gupta

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub

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Category: Computers

Page: 708

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Magic No Mystery

Conjuring Tricks with Cards, Balls, and Dice, Magic Writing, Performing Animals,
Etc., Etc Wiljalba Frikell William Henry Cremer. PORTA S ... After rewriting much
that Porta had said , he speaks of later inventions . : ) n . . . . THE BEAD ...

Author: Wiljalba Frikell

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Category: Magic tricks

Page: 333

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Representing and Querying Complex Information in the Coral Deductive Database System

Given a CQL program P with linear arithmetic constraints , Constraint - rewrite (
which is a sequence of applications of procedures Gen - Prop - predicate -
constraints and Gen - Prop - QRP - constraints ) and the Magic - sets rewriting are
not ...

Author: Divesh Srivastava

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Category: Deductive databases

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A Theory of Stabilizing Algebraic Algorithms

4.4 Rewriting Magic Our fundamental strategy for building the sequence of
algorithms { Ak } k which stabilizes A is to modify A by replacing coefficients in R
with bracket coefficients from BC and then using arithmetic in BC instead of
arithmetic ...

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Database and Expert Systems Applications

It combines the query processing methods in ROL ( 20 ) and Relationlog ( 19 )
and supports the following evaluation strategies : ( 1 ) matching ( 2 ) semi - naive
bottom - up evaluation with rule ordering ( 3 ) magic - set rule rewriting technique
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Probabilistic Methods in Query Processing

04n2 recursion expected size ( + lower order terms ) TC ( no rewriting ) on2 TC (
magic sets ) TC ( factoring ) 02n SG ( no rewriting ) 2n2 SG ( magic sets ) 04n2
CFR ( no rewriting ) O ( 20 ' – O ) n ? CFR ( magic sets ) 03 ( 20 ' - © ) n CFR ...

Author: S. Seshadri

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The Design and Implementation of Declarative Networks

This problem can be alleviated by applying two optimization techniques : magic -
sets rewriting and predicate reordering . Magic - Sets Rewriting : To limit
computation to the relevant portion of the network , we use a query rewrite
technique ...

Author: Boon Thau Loo

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Proceedings

The key rewrite rule of the COKO transformation that performs magic sets is
magic , shown in Figure 12 . magic assumes that a predicate argument to a join
query has first been normalized into the form , ( q ( id x 11 ) ) & r . This isolates the
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Magic Cancer Bullet

Discusses the development and potential of the cancer drug Gleevec, tracing its laboratory successes, the efforts to acquire the drug's FDA approval, and the stories of patients with cancer whose lives have been positively impacted.

Author: David Vasella

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060010300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Discusses the development and potential of the cancer drug Gleevec, tracing its laboratory successes, the efforts to acquire the drug's FDA approval, and the stories of patients with cancer whose lives have been positively impacted.

Proceedings of the 1998 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data

The key rewrite rule of the COKO transformation that performs magic sets is
magic , shown in Figure 12. magic assumes that a predicate argument to a join
query has first been normalized into the form , ( qe ( id x 11 ) & r . This isolates the
 ...

Author: Laura Haas

Publisher: Assn for Computing Machinery

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Category: Computer science

Page: 599

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Business India

After platform independent . tial amount of time in rewriting and which Magic
changes the source code , Says Narula , “ In the area of reengimodifying code .
With Magic all this compiles it and then tests it . neering , Magic can co - exist with
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Very Large Data Bases

Figure 1 : Rewriting of disjunctive queries The query obtained by applying
themagic - set method is ( anc father bf ( john , Y ) , Magic ( SV ( ANC ) ) ) where
the rewritten program Magic ( SV ( ANC ) ) is as follows : magic anc father bf (
john ) ...

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Rewriting Chaucer

This is not the only tale dealing with magic that they leave untouched . In the
Reeve's Tale the Leicester Abbey scribes rewrite the narrative to change a
reference to the devil “ feend " ( RC A 4288 ) to “ goblynne . ” In the Canon's
Yeoman's ...

Author: Thomas Augustine Prendergast

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Category: Literary Criticism

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English scholars from Britain, Canada, the US, and Australia explore methods for determining the difference between original 14th-century texts and interpretations or revisions of them, the changes between one and the other, and the significance of those changes both for contemporary readers and for the subsequent fate of the works. The invention of the Parson's Tale, scribal agendas, Scottish and misogynist versions, and Thomas Usk as Chaucer's doppelganger are among their topics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science

To do so, we use an extended Magic Templates rewriting, which we call Undef
Magic Templates rewriting, which can generate “possibly true' facts (rather than
just true facts) when provided appropriate “seed facts'. Undef Magic Templates ...

Author: Rudrapatna Shyamasundar

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 453

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