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WEREWOLVES, WITCHES & WANDERING SPIRITS : Traditional Belief & Folklore in Early Modern Europe


WEREWOLVES, WITCHES & WANDERING SPIRITS : Traditional Belief & Folklore in Early Modern Europe [Kathryn A Edwards (ed)] Bringing together scholars from Europe, America, and Australia, this volume explores the more fantastic elements of popular religious belief: ghosts, werewolves, spiritualism, animism, and of course, witchcraft. These traditional religious belief and practices are frequently treated as marginal in more synthetic studies of witchcraft and popular religion, yet Protestants and Catholics alike saw ghosts, imps, werewolves, and other supernatural entities as populating their world.

Embedded within notarial and trial records are accounts that reveal the integration of folkloric and theological elements in early modern spirituality. Drawing from extensive archival research, the contributors argue for the integration of such beliefs into our understanding of late medieval and early modern Europe. REVIEW: "Highly recommended..." -- The Cauldron, May 2003. "This book is a real pleasure to read. ...The editor provides a skilful introduction that helps contextualise and draw out the common themes emerging from such a diverse range of essays." -- Owen Davies, Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, Issue 2, 2004. { 226pp, 155x230mm, January 2003; PB, £34.95, / HB, £44.95, Truman State University Press }

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wouldnt mind this for christmas dave if you read this..



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