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Magic, body, and the self in eighteenth-century Sweden

Author: Jacqueline Van Gent
Publisher: Leiden, NL : Brill, 2009.
Series: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 135.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrary to previous assumptions, magic remained an integral part of everyday life in Enlightenment Europe. This book demonstrates that the endurance of magical practices, both benevolent and malevolent, was grounded in early modern perceptions of an interconnected body, self and spiritual cosmos.
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Van Gent, Jacqueline.
Magic, body, and the self in eighteenth-century Sweden.
Leiden, NL : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2008029280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Van Gent
ISBN: 9789004171145 9004171142 9789047424451 904742445X
OCLC Number: 644522739
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 228 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Honour and social control in witchcraft trials --
The fluid self --
Magic and the body --
Healing as counter-magic --
The ambiguity of magic.
Series Title: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 135.
Responsibility: by Jacqueline Van Gent.
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