Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Robert, William

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Medieval Studies


This thesis seeks to examine the cultural activity and discourse of the logics of medieval clerical magical secrecy and investigate how these covert logics become textualized in the Sworn Book of Honorius. In order to perform this examination of medieval clerical magical secrecy, this thesis extends the methodologies of engaging with medieval secrecy that Karma Lochrie establishes in her Covert Operations: The Medieval Uses of Secrecy. I primarily draw from two aspects of her methodological work: the focus on the dynamics of secrecy as opposed to the secret itself, and the attention to the relationship between magical knowledge and power.


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