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Raising spirits : how a Conjuror's Tale was transmitted across the Enlightenment

Author: Jonathan Barry
Publisher: [Basingstoke?] : Palgrave, 2013. ©2013
Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite Enlightenment scepticism about the supernatural, stories about spirits were regularly printed and shared throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This case-study in the transmission of a single story (of a young gunsmith near Bristol conjuring spirits, leading to his early death) reveals both how and why successive generations found meaning in such accounts. It shows the workings of an expanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barry, Jonathan.
Raising Spirits : How a Conjuror's Tale Was Transmitted across the Enlightenment.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Barry
ISBN: 9781137378941 1137378948
OCLC Number: 861633800
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 146 pages) : illustration.
Contents: Thomas Perks and his Circle --
Arthur Bedford and his Circle --
The Second Phase: Bristol and London 1760-79 --
Evangelical Publishing --
Astrologers --
The Nineteenth Century: Medicine, Spiritualism and Christianity.
Series Title: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic.
Responsibility: Jonathan Barry.

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