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Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. Volume 3, Number 2 (Winter 2008)

Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. Volume 3, Number 2 (Winter 2008) (New)

by Penn Press Journals

Publisher: Univ of Penn Journals

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: MRW3.2, MRW3.2


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Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft VOLUME 3 , NUMBER 2 (WINTER 2008)



119 Witch-Crafting in Roman Literature and Art: New Thoughts on an Old Image, Elizabeth Ann Pollard

156 To Condemn a King: The Dream of Bernat Metge and King Joan's Ties with the Occult, Michael A. Ryan

185 Astral Magic in the Renaissance: Gems, Poetry, and Patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, Patricia Aakhus

Book Reviews

207 Michael D. Bailey. Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present, Tamar Herzig

210 Helen A. Berger and Douglas Ezzy. Teenage Witches: Magical Youth and the Search for the Self, Brian J. Gibbons

211 Jean-Patrice Boudet. Entre science et nigromance: Astrologie, divination et magie dans l'Occident medieval (XIIe-IVe siecle), Laura Ackerman Smoller

215 Johannes Dillinger. Hexen und Magie: Eine historische Einfuhrung, Michael D. Bailey

218 Michael Mangan. Performing Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring, Edmund Lingan

220 H. C. Erik Midelfort. Exorcism and Enlightenment: Johann Joseph Gassner and the Demons of Eighteenth-Century Germany, Michael D. Bailey

223 Beatrice Nicolini, ed. Studies in Witchcraft, Magic, War and Peace in Africa: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries., Peter Geschiere

226 W. F. Ryan. Russian Magic at the British Library: Books, Manuscripts, Scholars, Travelers, Rune Blix Hagen

227 Moshe Sluhovsky. Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism, Nancy Caciola

230 Claudia Swan. Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629), Hans De Waardt

233 Thomas Wunsch, ed. Religion und Magie in Ostmitteleuropa: Spielraume theologischer Normierungsprozesse in Spatmittelalter und Fruher Neuzeit, Michael D. Bailey

237 Recent Publications

Annual Indexes

244 Author Index

245 Book Review Index

246 Subject Index

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