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Binding words : textual amulets in the Middle Ages

Author: Don C Skemer
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2006.
Series: Magic in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Middle Ages, textual amulets were thought to protect the bearer against enemies, to heal afflictions caused by demonic invasions, and to bring the wearer good fortune. Offering an analysis of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don C Skemer
ISBN: 0271027223 9780271027227 0271027231 9780271027234
OCLC Number: 61131805
Description: viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Christian doctrine and practice --
The magical efficacy of words --
Methods of production and use --
General protection and specific benefits --
Textual amulets for women.
Series Title: Magic in history.
Responsibility: Don C. Skemer.
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