...in which I share some of my favorite medieval research resources and methods for the benefit of others interested in also writing about the Middle Ages

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway: "Magic in the Middle Ages"

I spent the weekend giving Medieval Research with Joyce a facelift. It literally took me hours, mostly because I'm so techie-illiterate. After all that hard work, my blog wants to celebrate, and it's no fun celebrating alone, so let's do it together!

Once again, my ill-luck is your good fortune. Yes, I've found yet another medieval research book that I already had a copy of in my collection. This one is Magic in the Middle Ages, by Richard Kieckhefer. Here's the back cover blurb. (Actually, it's the inside the front cover blurb. Sorry the book cover is so blurry. I promise it won't be blurry on your copy should you win!)

This text book deals with magic, both natural and demonic within the broad context of medieval culture. Covering the years c. 500 to 1500 with a chapter on antiquity, it investigates the way magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, such as religion and science, literature and art.

How can you win a copy of this book? Leave me a comment telling me why you want to win Magic in the Middle Ages, and INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you if you win.

For additional entries, you may do any or all of the following:

+1 Become a follower of Medieval Research with Joyce (Google Friend Connect), then leave me a comment letting me know. (If you are already a follower, leave me a comment letting me know.)

+1 Subscribe to Medieval Research with Joyce via the Feedburner subscription box in the right hand sidebar. You must confirm the subscription. Then  leave me a comment letting me know.

+1 Become a NetworkedBlogs follower in the right hand sidebar, then leave me a comment letting me know.

+1 Vote in my Who Is Your Favorite Medieval King poll, then leave me a comment letting me know you voted. (You don't have to tell me who you voted for unless you want to.) I've repositioned the poll right below the NetworkedBlogs box in the right hand sidebar so you can find it more easily.


Deadline for entries is October 17, midnight PST. I'll open this one up to International, as well as USA, entries.

(If for any reason you are unable to leave a comment on this post, you may email it to me at jdipastena@yahoo.com. Please type "Magic in the Middle Ages" in the subject line.)


Rachel Rossano said...

I love the new set up, though the Google Friend Connect wasn't showing up when I visited.

I would love to win the book because I love reading about the Middle Ages for pleasure and research. :) How is that for a boring answer.

I follow Medieval Research via GFC (+1), Feedburner (+1), and NetworkedBlogs (+1). I also voted in the poll (+1). :)

Diana said...

This looks like an awesome book! I'd love to win it as a Christmas gift for my mom, because she studies Medieval times and magic (I'd also like to peek through it too! I bet it's full of great story ideas).


Diana said...

Are we supposed to leave separate comments for our extra entries? That's how I understood it. Sorry if I'm wrong!
(+1)I am a follower via GFC.

Diana said...

(+1)I also follow via networked blogs.

Rachel Rossano said...

Sorry, Joyce, I forgot my email address. anavrea at yahoo dot com

Rachelle Christensen said...

I'd love to win because I'm researching on an ancient magic which has been passed down to one of my characters.
I've completed all of the entries, so that's 4 more.


tammy ramey said...

i would love to win this book, i have always been fasinated by the middle ages and the superstitions and socreries that they believed in.


tammy ramey said...

i follow via network blogs and email. i tried to follow via gfc but it would not allow me to.
i have had a lot of problems with blogger like that lately.


Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

I would love to win the book Magic in the Middle Ages because
A: I love historical research and it would make a great addition to my research library. (The internet and ebooks are great; but nothing beats holding an actual book.)
B: I've always found the underlying psychological concepts and the sociology behind Magic in the Medieval world quite fascinating.
C: The historical romance I'm about to release features Medieval Magic and I might find some great ideas to use in the sequel.
I am a follower on Networked Blogs and GFC and subscribe via Feedburner and I voted for William the Conqueror :)
Teresa (AT) LadySilk (DOT) Net.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Tanya Parker Mills said...

This may well be a blog I revisit often. I REALLY want this book because of the YA Fantasy series I'm currently working on (yes, magic is definitely involved).

My email address is tanyaparkermills(at)mac(dot)com.

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Okay, I'm a follower on Networked Blogs and GFC, I subscribed to Feedburner, and I voted for Henry V, so that should make for 4 more entries under my name.

Again, my email address is tanyaparkermills(at)mac(dot)com.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Joyce, are you going to write a novel about the winning king--or with him in it? If so, can I vote more than once so that my king wins?

Unknown said...

I'm a follower.


Runaway Bridal Planner said...

I am a new follower.
I'd love to win a copy of this because of my facination on the subject:)


Unknown said...

I'm a GCF follower and I voted in the poll! :) thanks so much! :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anna del C. Dye said...

Joyce I am a follower and also subscribe to your site. I couldn't find the poll for the kings.
That looks like a book I would love to have. :)


. said...

This is right in my wheelhouse. My novel, "The Hidden Sun" takes place in the middle ages.

. said...

This is right in my wheelhouse. My novel, "The Hidden Sun" takes place in the middle ages.

christa @ mental foodie said...

Magic! This sounds fascinating! I haven't read any book like this so I am intrigued.

cytljjb @ gmail com

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I'm a new follower, and I'd love to win this book because I'm gathering medieval info for a book idea I have running through my mind. :)So that's 2 chances, right?

Meljprincess said...

I'm a follower, subscriber, and a voter. I'd looove to win this book because I'm a witch! I think it would be a wealth of new information for me. Plus it's Halloween and every good witch needs a new book of magic! TA!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Susan G. Haws said...

I am a follower (I re-followed to double check)and networked my neglected blog, I voted for my favorite king, I subscribed. This is four chances right?
I am all about the magic. I would be thrilled to win.
My e-mail address is haws65@msn.com.

Unknown said...

I would love to get my hands on that book as i'm doing some research for a book im going to write about a princess in the middle ages and im trying to put a paranormal twist to it. I'm now a follower on your blog and subsribed your news letter. i voted for Edward III as the best king. Julie Wallace - raemar90@yahoo.com