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Witchcraft And Folk Belief In The Age Of Enlightenment

Author: Lizanne Henderson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137313242
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Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment represents the first in-depth investigation of Scottish witchcraft and witch belief post-1662, the period of supposed decline of such beliefs, an age which has been referred to as the 'long eighteenth century', coinciding with the Scottish Enlightenment. The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries were undoubtedly a period of transition and redefinition of what constituted the supernatural, at the interface between folk belief and the philosophies of the learned. For the latter the eradication of such beliefs equated with progress and civilization but for others, such as the devout, witch belief was a matter of faith, such that fear and dread of witches and their craft lasted well beyond the era of the major witch-hunts. This study seeks to illuminate the distinctiveness of the Scottish experience, to assess the impact of enlightenment thought upon witch belief, and to understand how these beliefs operated across all levels of Scottish society.

The Magic Of Coin Trees From Religion To Recreation

Author: Ceri Houlbrook
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331975517X
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This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced for folk-medical and dedicatory purposes. Today, the custom is widespread, with over 200 coin-trees distributed across the British Isles, but is more akin to the casual deposition of coins in a wishing-well: coins are deposited in the tree in exchange for wishes, good luck, or future fortune. Ceri Houlbrook contributes to the debate on the historic relationships between religion, ritual, and popular magic in British contexts from 1700 to the present.

Hexenverfolgung In Bayern

Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783486539035
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Pressestimmen zur 1. und 2. Auflage: "Behringers Buch basiert auf breiter Quellengrundlage, besticht durch abwägende Interpretation, als deren Folie die internationale Diskussion erscheint. Ihm ist eine Darstellung gelungen, die zum Besten zählt, was je über das Thema geschrieben wurde - ein Standardwerk von hohem Rang, durch das Bayern zu den paradigmatischen Regionen auf der imaginären Landkarte der So-zialgeschichte werden dürfte." Bernd Roeck, Vierteljahrschriften für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Heft 75/1 (1988) "Solidly documented, cautiously argued, and lucidly written, this book will stand as a classic in the historio-graphy of witchhunts." Ronnie Pochia Hsia, The Sixteenth Century Journal, No. 19 (1988)

Zwischen Empire Und Kontinent

Author: Andreas Rose
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 348670401X
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Spiel mit dem Feuer: Die britische Aussenpolitik vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg Europa vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg: Im Zentrum der internationalen und globalen Beziehungen agiert die Weltmacht Grossbritannien. Auf allen Ebenen der Diplomatie versucht es die alten Bundnisse der europaischen Staaten aufzubrechen. Die Geschichtswissenschaft hat diese Bemuhungen bisher als Reaktionen auf die aggressive Aussenpolitik des Deutschen Kaiserreiches interpretiert. Andreas Rose kann dagegen aufzeigen, wie sehr die englische Aussenpolitik von ganz anderen Interessen getrieben wurde: innerbritischen, kontinentalen und imperialen. Er entwirft den politischen Raum Londons, in dem uber aussen- und sicherheitspolitische Massnahmen intensiv diskutiert und aus dem heraus Entscheidungen getroffen wurden."

Zanoni

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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