Dr Catherine Rider



with Bhayro S, Demons and Illness from Antiquity to the Early-Modern Period, Magical and Religious Literatu, 2017.

Magic and Religion in Medieval England, London, Reaktion Books, 2012.

Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006.


Men and Infertility in Late Medieval English Medicine, SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 29, no. 2, 2016, 245-266

with Oren-Magidor D, Introduction: Infertility in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine, SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 29, no. 2, 2016, 211-223

Women, Men and Love Magic in Late Medieval English Pastoral Manuals, Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft, vol. 7, no. 2, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012, 190-211

Sciendum est autem sacerdotibus (Penitens accedens ad confessionem): a Short Thirteenth-Century Treatise on Hearing Confessions, Mediaeval Studies, vol. 73, 2011, 147-182

Medical Magic and the Church in 13th-Century England, Social History of Medicine, vol. 24, no. 1, Oxford University Press, 2011, 92-107

Lay Religion and Pastoral Care in 13th-Century England: the Evidence of a Group of Short Confession Manuals, Journal of Medieval History, vol. 36, no. 4, Elsevier, 2010, 327-340

Magic and Impotence: Recent Developments in Medieval Historiography, History Compass, vol. 3, no. 5, Blackwell, 2007, 955-962


with Bhayro S, Introduction, in Bhayro S, Rider C (eds) Demons and Illness from Antiquity to the Early-Modern Period, Leiden: Brill, 2017, 1-16

Religion, Magic and Medicine, in Jackson M (eds) The Routledge History of Disease, Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, 54-70

Magic and Superstition, in Swanson RN (eds) The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity 1050-1500, London: Routledge, 2015, 265-276

Common Magic, in Collins DJ (eds) The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 303-331

Demons and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Medicine, in Niiraanen S, Katajala-Peltomaa S (eds) Mental (Dis)order in the Middle Ages, Leiden: Brill, 2014, 47-69

'A Defect of the Mind or Body': Impotence and Sexuality in Medieval Theology and Canon Law, in Ross J, Akbari S (eds) The Ends of the Body: Identity and Community in Medieval Culture, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 193-210

Ritual Harm and Ritual Healing: Bartholomaeus Carrichter's 'On the Healing of Magical Illnesses (1551)', in Burnett C, Cspregi I (eds) Ritual Healing: Magic, Ritual and Medical Therapy from Antiquity until the Early Modern Period, Florence: SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2012, 171-191

Magic and Unorthodoxy in Late Medieval English Pastoral Manuals, in Page S (eds) The Unorthodox Imagination in Late Medieval Britain, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010, 96-114

Agreements to Return from the Afterlife in Late Medieval Exempla, in Clarke P, Claydon T (eds) The Church, the Afterlife and the Fate of the Soul, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2009, 174-184

'Danger, Stupidity and Infidelity': Magic and Discipline in John Bromyard's 'Summa for Preachers', in Cooper K, Gregory J (eds) Discipline and Diversity, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2007, 191-201

'Elite and Popular Superstitions in the exempla of Stephen of Bourbon', in Cooper K, Gregory J (eds) Studies in Church History 42: Elite and Popular Religion, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2006, 78-88

'Between Theology and Popular Practice: Medieval Canonists on Magic and Impotence', in Musson A (eds) Boundaries of the Law: Geography, Gender and Jurisdiction in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, 53-66


Medical Magic and the Church in Thirteenth-Century England. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 24, no. 1, 2011, 92-107