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The Resource The magical universe : everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe, Stephen Wilson

The magical universe : everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe, Stephen Wilson

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The magical universe : everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe
Title
The magical universe
Title remainder
everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The universality of the magical beliefs which have existed throughout Europe from the time of the Romans to the present has been hidden by a focus on the sensational aspects of magic, and on witch trials in particular. The Magical Universe shows how magical beliefs and practices permeated all aspects of work and of family life, and profoundly influenced the approach of men and women to health and healing, birth, marriage and death. Magic offered the hope of protection in a dangerous and uncertain world, if the correct rituals were observed. Magical beliefs borrowed from and were incorporated in church rites. Such beliefs, shared by the powerful as well as the poor, lasted remarkably late in many rural areas and have still not completely vanished."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Magic
  • Ritual
Label
The magical universe : everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe, Stephen Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-532) and index
Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I.
  • Agriculture
  • 1.
  • House, Work and the Land.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Calendar Customs and Agrarian Saints.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Weather.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Livestock.
  • p. 89
  • II.
  • Life-Cycle
  • 5.
  • Human Fertility and Marriage.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • Conception and Pregnancy.
  • p. 149
  • 7.
  • Childbirth: Delivery and First Days.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • Childbirth: Omens and Strange Births.
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Baptism, Godparents and Naming.
  • p. 215
  • 10.
  • Mother and Child.
  • p. 253
  • 11.
  • Death and the Dead.
  • p. 289
  • III.
  • Disease and Healing
  • 12.
  • Illness, Doctors and Religion.
  • p. 311
  • 13.
  • Folk-Healers and Magical Cures.
  • p. 333
  • IV.
  • Divination and Signs
  • 14.
  • Divination and Signs.
  • p. 375
  • V.
  • Elements of Magic
  • 15.
  • Magical Power: Persons, Spirits and Animals.
  • p. 395
  • 16.
  • Magical Power: Things, Words and Gestures.
  • p. 421
  • 17.
  • Magic and Religion.
  • p. 459
  • Notes.
  • p. 469
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 495
  • Index.
  • p. 533
Control code
ocm45339008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 546 p.
Isbn
9781852852511
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The magical universe : everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe, Stephen Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-532) and index
Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I.
  • Agriculture
  • 1.
  • House, Work and the Land.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Calendar Customs and Agrarian Saints.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Weather.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Livestock.
  • p. 89
  • II.
  • Life-Cycle
  • 5.
  • Human Fertility and Marriage.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • Conception and Pregnancy.
  • p. 149
  • 7.
  • Childbirth: Delivery and First Days.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • Childbirth: Omens and Strange Births.
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Baptism, Godparents and Naming.
  • p. 215
  • 10.
  • Mother and Child.
  • p. 253
  • 11.
  • Death and the Dead.
  • p. 289
  • III.
  • Disease and Healing
  • 12.
  • Illness, Doctors and Religion.
  • p. 311
  • 13.
  • Folk-Healers and Magical Cures.
  • p. 333
  • IV.
  • Divination and Signs
  • 14.
  • Divination and Signs.
  • p. 375
  • V.
  • Elements of Magic
  • 15.
  • Magical Power: Persons, Spirits and Animals.
  • p. 395
  • 16.
  • Magical Power: Things, Words and Gestures.
  • p. 421
  • 17.
  • Magic and Religion.
  • p. 459
  • Notes.
  • p. 469
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 495
  • Index.
  • p. 533
Control code
ocm45339008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 546 p.
Isbn
9781852852511
Other physical details
ill.

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