ContentsList of Tables Acknowledgments IntroductionA Prehistory of the Latin PicatrixA Brief History of the Latin TextOn Knowledge, Wisdom, and Self-Legitimacy in the Picatrix On Nigromancia Th e Cosmology of the Picatrix Th e Picatrix, Social History, and Material Culture Psychoactive and/or Poisonous Substances in the PicatrixTranslators' NotesPicatrixPrologueBook 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Notes Bibliography Index of Terrestrial NamesIndex of Celestial Names and Magical WordsIndex of Subjects and Materials
Dan Attrell is a doctoral candidate in Medieval and Renaissance History studying the Western esoteric tradition at the University of Waterloo.David Porreca is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and codirector of the Medieval Studies program at the University of Waterloo and is president of the Societas Magica.
"Attrell and Porreca have performed a great service by giving us a carefully considered and scholarly English translation of this wide-ranging work, based on the authoritative edition established by David Pingree in 1986. . . . As Picatrix was no doubt of interest to a variety of medieval and early modern readers for an array of reasons, so too it should attract a broad readership now, from scholars of medieval magic to those more directly interested in philosophy, science, and medicine."
-Michael D. Bailey, The Medieval Review
-Charles Burnett, Professor of Arabic/Islamic Influences in Europe, Warburg Institute
-Benedek Lang, author of Unlocked Books: Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe
-Nicolas Weill-Parot, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes