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Elf queens and holy friars : fairy beliefs and the medieval Church

Author: Richard Firth Green
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press 2016. ©2016
Series: Middle Ages.
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"Taking as his starting point the assumption that the major cultural gulf in the Middle Ages was less between the wealthy and the poor than between the learned and the lay, Green explores the church's systematic demonization of fairies and infernalization of fairyland. He argues that when medieval preachers inveighed against the demons that they portrayed as threatening their flocks, they were in reality often  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Firth Green
ISBN: 9780812248432 0812248430
OCLC Number: 945949985
Description: 12 unnumbered preliminary pages, 285 pages, 1 unnumbered subsequent leaf ; 24 cm
Contents: Believing in fairies --
Policing vernacular beliefs --
Incubi fairies --
Christ the changeling --
Living in fairyland.
Series Title: Middle Ages.
Responsibility: Richard Firth Green.

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Starting from the assumption of a far greater cultural gulf between the learned and the lay in the medieval world than between rich and poor, Elf Queens explores the church's systematic campaign to  Read more...

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