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Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain : A Feeling for Magic

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Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual marks and designs, concealed objects, amulets hung about the person and home, and the equipment of folk magicians. The subject has been largely neglected by mainstream historians and archaeologists, and the contributors to this volume represent the current leading experts in each part of it, and often the pioneers of study of it. Between them, they show how ample and convincing the evidence is, and how it forces us to reconsider the history of ritual and religion in Britain since the Middle Ages and admit to the existence of a whole dimension of activity which has hardly been considered before. It should therefore have importance to those interested in British history in general across this large span of time.
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Magic, Evidence
Series Title: Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 50243446
UPC: 9781137444813
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3961
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