Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Demons and the Devil: Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture (Princeton Modern Greek Studies) Hardcover – 30 Sep 1991

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£82.61
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (30 Sept. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691094462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691094465
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Product Description

Review

"The major contribution of Charles Stewart's study is the evidence he provides of the essential link between the demons that have had an important part in modern village life and the traditional demons in the Greek Orthodox cosmology."--New York Review of Books

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on 12 May 2000
Format: Paperback
Dr Charles Stewart makes a deep and thought provoking study of the historical, cultural and social context of Greek popular culture. Being taken from a mountainside coffee house in Naxos to a half-deserted hamlet to hear an old woman's tales of death, extra-marital affairs with demon-like women, and swollen genitals, Dr Stewart thought he was having his leg pulled when he realised the woman was telling 'true' stories. The question was, was this folklore? Superstition? Did these stories have an historical pathogenesis? Dr Stewart considers.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x94d652a0) out of 5 stars 1 review
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94cf21e0) out of 5 stars Interesting Anthropological Study 13 Feb. 2002
By Diana Faillace Von Behren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an interesting glimpse into the mindset of the Greek Island villagers of Naxos and in particular the village of Apeiranthos where disease and misfortune are attributed to demons or exotika. The existence of the exotika, or "outsiders" is handled in very specific ways by the people of Apeiranthos i.e. Greece--indeed, there is a ceremony or spell that counteracts either their ill effect or their general contact. Stewart relates the interesting correlation between the Orthodox saints and the exotika and the way in which the Orthodox Church sanctions the actions of their congregations in combatting the exotika's evil influence. The author also attributes the general elevation in the degree of formal education to the overall reduction of such superstition.
In general, this book was not a breeze to read as it is intended for the student of University level anthropological studies. However, as a lover of the Levant, I found the subject intriguing and well worth the two weeks that it took me to actually read and make notations regarding the book's contents.
This is a great companion piece to Lawson's "Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion" and the Blum's "The Dangerous Hour: The Lore and Culture of Mystery and Crisis in Rural Greece.
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Feedback