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The Uses of Supernatural Power. The Transformation Of Popular Religion In Medieval & Early-Modern Eu

The Uses of Supernatural Power. The Transformation Of Popular Religion In Medieval & Early-Modern Eu (New)

by Klaniczay, Gabor

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: A8439, A8439

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Princeton University Press , 1990. isbn 0691073775 .First Edition Hardcover. 8vo. viii + 259 pp. Black cloth with silver lettering. Notes, references and bibliography, index.

This book of essays is concerned with aspects of religion, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early-modern Europe, with particular reference to Central Europe. Drawing on a range of theoretical and methodological work including that of Elias, Geertz, Bakhtin, and Turner, the author gives special attention to the history of the body and of gesture, of symbolism and representation, and shows how these dimensions can be related to religious and mystical beliefs and practices. Among the topics discussed are conflicts in twelfth-century Christianity and the tensions between popular religion and learned urban Christianity; heretical and nonconformist behavior in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; the celestial courts of holy princesses in thirteenth-century Central Europe; shamanistic elements in Central European witchcraft; witch-beliefs and witch- hunting in Hungary in the early-modern period; and the decline of beliefs in witches and the rise of beliefs about vampires in the eighteenth-century Habsburg monarchy.

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W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.



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