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Communicating with the spirits

Author: Gábor Klaniczay; Éva Pócs
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, ©2005.
Series: Demons, spirits, witches, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first volume of a series of three, containing 11 essays of altogether 43 articles based on the topics of the interdisciplinary conference held in Budapest in 1999.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gábor Klaniczay; Éva Pócs
ISBN: 9637326138 9789637326134
OCLC Number: 137384094
Description: vii, 295 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Gábor Klaniczay and Éva Pócs --
Part I. Discernment of spirits and possession. Breath, heart, guts: the body and spirits in the Middle Ages / Nancy Caciola ; Non sunt nisi phantasiae et imaginationes: a medieval attempt at explaining demons / Renata Mikolajczyk ; Discerning spirits in early modern Europe / Moshe Sluhovsky ; Mystics or visionaries? Discernment of spirits in the first part of the seventeenth century in France / Sophie Houdard ; Possession phenomena, possession-systems. Some East-Central European examples / Éva Pócs --
Part II. Contacts with the other world. How Waldensians becam witches: heretics and their journey to the other world / Wolfgang Behringer ; Hosting the dead: Thanotopic aspects of the Irish sidhe / Tok Thompson ; Visions of the other world as narrated in contemporary belief legends from Resia / Roberto Dapit --
Part III. Divination, shamanism. Trance prophets and diviners in the Middle ages / Christa Tuczay ; Shamanism in medieval Scandinavian literature / Peter Buchholz ; The king, the cat, and the chaplain. King Christian IV's encounter with the sami shamans of Northern Norway and Northern Russia in 1599 / Rune Blix Hagen
Series Title: Demons, spirits, witches, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Gábor Klaniczay and Éva Pócs.

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