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Popular Magic Cunning Folk In English History

Author : Owen Davies
ISBN : 9781847250360
Genre : History
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Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.
Category: History

Witchcraft Continued

Author : Willem De Blécourt
ISBN : 0719066581
Genre : History
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An important collection of essays that use a variety of different approaches and sources to uncover the continued relevance of witchcraft and magic in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe.
Category: History

Romanticism And Popular Magic

Author : Stephanie Elizabeth Churms
ISBN : 9783030048105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores how Romanticism was shaped by practices of popular magic. It seeks to identify the place of occult activity and culture – in the form of curses, spells, future-telling, charms and protective talismans – in everyday life, together with the ways in which such practice figures, and is refigured, in literary and political discourse at a time of revolutionary upheaval. What emerges is a new perspective on literature’s material contexts in the 1790s – from the rhetorical, linguistic and visual jugglery of the revolution controversy, to John Thelwall’s occult turn during a period of autobiographical self-reinvention at the end of the decade. From Wordsworth’s deployment of popular magic as a socially and politically emancipatory agent in Lyrical Ballads, to Coleridge’s anxious engagement with superstition as a despotic system of ‘mental enslavement’, and Robert Southey’s wrestling with an (increasingly alluring) conservatism he associated with a reliance on ultimately incarcerating systems of superstition.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Realities Of Witchcraft And Popular Magic In Early Modern Europe

Author : E. Bever
ISBN : 9780230582118
Genre : History
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Exploring the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic, through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses, this book complements and challenges existing scholarship, and offers unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history.
Category: History

Cunning Folk

Author : Owen Davies
ISBN : IND:30000087108910
Genre : History
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Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued services to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems: how to find lost objects; how to escape from bad luck or a suspected spell; and how to attract a lover or keep the love of a husband or wife. While cunning-folk sometimes fell foul of the authorities, both church and state often turned a blind eye to their existence and practices, distinguishing what they did from the rare and sensational cases of malevolent witchcraft. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.
Category: History

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Malay Magic

Author : Walter William Skeat
ISBN : NYPL:33433061819128
Genre : Folklore, Malayan
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Category: Folklore, Malayan

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ISBN : IND:30000108696265
Genre : Egypt
File Size : 81.65 MB
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Category: Egypt

The Popular Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UVA:X002078247
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Thomas Spencer Baynes
ISBN : UCD:31175024485347
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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ISBN : NYPL:33433082033659
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Religion And The Decline Of Magic

Author : Keith Thomas
ISBN : 9780141932408
Genre : History
File Size : 75.72 MB
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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.
Category: History