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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

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“Ronald Hutton, Timothy Eastham and their fellow contributors are to be congratulated on a book full of interest. … the book is largely concerned with the English evidence but with a final glance at Australia and United States. Its great merit is that it takes seriously as a subject of study the puzzling graffiti scratched, drawn and painted in buildings. … the book is really the beginning of a conversation rather than the last word on the subject.” (Richard Suggett, Archaeologia Cambrensis, Vol. 166, 2017)


"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)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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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
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56884-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 261
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