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The archaeology of magic : gender and domestic protection in seventeenth-century New England

Author: C Riley Augé
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on protective (apotropaic) magic. ... I use Borić's definition of apotropaism throughout this book along with other terms such as amulet (an apotropaic object worn or attached to other items), talisman (an object or written script that possesses the ability to protect and to radiate an innate power); and charm (an object that attracts positive power or luck and works to control persons or
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Augé, C. Riley,
The archaeology of magic
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2020.
(DLC) 2019052180
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Riley Augé
ISBN: 9780813066110 0813066115
OCLC Number: 1124975102
Description: 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Archaeology and gendered magic: An introduction --
The nature of magic --
The power of magic --
Worldview and magical mindset --
Motivations, expectations, and tribulations --
Words from the past --
Traditional wisdom --
Excavating magic --
Archaeology and magic: conclusions.
Responsibility: C. Riley Augé.

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