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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Raising Spirits

How a Conjuror’s Tale Was Transmitted across the Enlightenment

Authors: Barry, J.

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Despite supernatural scepticism, stories about spirits were regularly printed and shared throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This case-study in the transmission of a single story (of a young gunsmith near Bristol conjuring spirits, leading to his early death) reveals both how and why successive generations found meaning in such accounts.

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Jonathan Barry is Professor of Early Modern History and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator in medical humanities at Exeter University, UK. He has published widely in urban, social, cultural, religious and medical history, including Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England 1640-1789 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and edited many books including Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (1996) and (with Owen Davies) Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raising Spirits
Book Subtitle
How a Conjuror’s Tale Was Transmitted across the Enlightenment
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37894-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137378941
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37893-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47851-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 146
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