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Popular magic : cunning folk in English history

Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued services to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems: how to find lost objects; how to escape from bad luck or a suspected spell; and how to attract a lover or keep the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Davies
ISBN: 9781847250360 184725036X 1852852976 9781852852979 9780826442796 082644279X
OCLC Number: 85830157
Notes: Originally published: as Cunning-folk. London: Hambledon and London, 2003.
Description: xiv, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cunning-folk and the law --
For good or evil? --
Who and why --
Services --
Books --
Written charms --
European comparisons --
Cunning-folk in the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Cunning folk in English history
Responsibility: Owen Davies.

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"the first comprehensive history of English cunning craft"--Sanford Lakoff

 
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