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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain

A Feeling for Magic

Editors: Hutton, Ronald (Ed.)

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This volume investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual mark, concealed objects, amulets, and magical equipment. The contributors are the current experts in each area of the subject, and show between them how ample the evidence is and how important it is for an understanding of history.

About the authors

John Billingsley, Independent Scholar, UK Tabitha Cadbury, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, UK Matthew Champion, Freelance Archaeologist, UK Alexander Cummins, University of Bristol, UK Owen Davies, University of Hertfordshire, UK Timothy Easton, Independent Artist and Sculptor, UK Dinah Eastop, University College London, UK Ian Evans, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia Brian Hoggard, Independent Scholar, UK M. Chris Manning, Dovetail Cultural Resource Group, USA June Swann MBE, Northampton Museum, UK

Reviews

"Few historical works have the capacity to make us see an extended period of history in a completely new way. This deeply enjoyable collection, applying archaeology to the history of ideas, does just that. Ronald Hutton's collection of essayists show how physical and archaeological survivals which have been relegated to the intellectual margins by being classified as merely picturesque, are 'prayers made solid', and deserve our serious consideration in understanding the past." - Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford, UK

"A fascinating collection, full of colourful, arresting and sometimes frankly puzzling findings, which pose new questions about continuity and change in popular belief. Readers will be left in no doubt that the 'material culture of magic' is a dimension of the historical record scholars can no longer afford to overlook." - Peter Marshall, University of Warwick, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hutton, Ronald

    Pages 1-14

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  • Magic on the Walls: Ritual Protection Marks in the Medieval Church

    Champion, Matthew

    Pages 15-38

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  • Apotropaic Symbols and Other Measures for Protecting Buildings against Misfortune

    Easton, Timothy

    Pages 39-67

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  • Instances and Contexts of the Head Motif in Britain

    Billingsley, John

    Pages 68-90

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  • Witch Bottles: Their Contents, Contexts and Uses

    Hoggard, Brian

    Pages 91-105

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Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-44482-0
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Hardcover 84,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44481-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain
Book Subtitle
A Feeling for Magic
Editors
  • Ronald Hutton
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44482-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137444820
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44481-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 261
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