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Naming the witch : magic, ideology, & strereotype in the ancient world

Author: Kimberly B Stratton
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2007] ©2007
Series: Gender, theory, and religion.
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Kimberly B. Stratton investigates the cultural and ideological motivations behind early imaginings of the magician, the sorceress, and the witch in the ancient world. Accusations of magic could carry the death penalty or, at the very least, marginalize the person or group they targeted. But Stratton moves beyond the popular view of these accusations as mere slander. In her view, representations and accusations of  Read more...
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Stratton, Kimberly B.
Naming the witch.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2007016311
(OCoLC)123350189
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly B Stratton
ISBN: 9780231510967 0231510969
OCLC Number: 918561502
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 289 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: Magic, discourse, and ideology --
Barbarians, magic, and construction of the other in Athens --
Mascula libido : women, sex, and magic in Roman rhetoric and ideology --
My miracle, your magic : heresy, authority, and early Christianities --
Caution in the kosher kitchen : magic, identity, and authority in rabbinic literature.
Series Title: Gender, theory, and religion.
Responsibility: Kimberly B. Stratton.
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Investigates the cultural and ideological motivations behind early imaginings of the magician, the sorceress, and the witch in the ancient world. This book highlights the degree to which these  Read more...

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