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Enchanted Europe : superstition, reason, and religion, 1250-1750

Author: Euan Cameron
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Enchanted Europe' offers a comprehensive account of Europe's long, complex relationship with its own folklore and popular religion. From debates over the efficacy of charms and spells, to belief in fairies and demons, Euan Cameron constructs a compelling narrative of the rise and fall of 'superstition' in the European mind.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Enchanted Europe.
Oxford Univ Pr 2010
(OCoLC)500794364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Euan Cameron
ISBN: 9780191555268 0191555266 9780199605118 0199605114 0191698474 9780191698477
OCLC Number: 610443145
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 473 pages)
Contents: Introduction; PART I. DISCERNING AND CONTROLLING INVISIBLE FORCES: THE IMAGE OF 'SUPERSTITION' IN THE LITERATURE; PART II. THE LEARNED RESPONSE TO SUPERSTITIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: ANGELS AND DEMONS; PART III. SUPERSTITIONS IN CONTROVERSY: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATIONS; PART IV. THE COSMOS CHANGES SHAPE: SUPERSTITION IS REDEFINED; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Euan Cameron.

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'Enchanted Europe' offers a comprehensive account of Europe's long, complex relationship with its own folklore and popular religion. From debates over the efficacy of charms and spells, to belief in fairies and demons, Euan Cameron constructs a compelling narrative of the rise and fall of 'superstition' in the European mind.

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