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Religion and the Decline of Magic

Religion and the Decline of Magic

by Keith Thomas

Editeur : Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 9780140137446
Broché: 880
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Date d'affichage: 2020-08-07
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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with ...