Popular Magic (BOK)

Owen Davies

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Cunning-folk were local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community. They 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Owen Davies
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781847250360
Antall sider 264 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,3cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 404 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd