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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 3: The Middle Ages: Witchcraft and Magic in the Middle Ages Vol 3 (The Athlone history of witchcraft & magic in Europe) Paperback – 1 Mar 2002

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  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: The Athlone Press (1 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0485891034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0485891034
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,394,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.

Edward Peters, author of the highly acclaimed "Torture", is Henry Charles Lea Professor of Medieval History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Catharina Raudvere is professor of history of religions at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University. She holds her Ph.D. from Lund University (Sweden). Professor Raudvere has previously taught at Lund University and been guest-researcher at UC Berkeley and in Istanbul. She has published research on Islam in Turkey and the Balkans, Sufism, Muslim ritual, religion and politics and the uses of history in contemporary cultural narratives. She has published "The Book and the Roses: ""Sufi Women, Visibility, and Zikir in Contemporary Istanbul" (2003) and edited "Sufism Today".

Edward Peters, author of the highly acclaimed "Torture", is Henry Charles Lea Professor of Medieval History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Catharina Raudvere is professor of history of religions at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University. She holds her Ph.D. from Lund University (Sweden). Professor Raudvere has previously taught at Lund University and been guest-researcher at UC Berkeley and in Istanbul. She has published research on Islam in Turkey and the Balkans, Sufism, Muslim ritual, religion and politics and the uses of history in contemporary cultural narratives. She has published "The Book and the Roses: ""Sufi Women, Visibility, and Zikir in Contemporary Istanbul" (2003) and edited "Sufism Today".


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Explores the earliest written evidence of magic and witchcraft. Given modern rational-scepticism, many beliefs we would now see as superstitions were understood as normal or as factual in primitive societies. In these societies it is often not possible to separate religion and magic with any degree of certainty.
Magic, ultimately, is about power, about the ability to influence and change - and in many societies there were political struggles as cults and groups fought to prove they knew the right procedures or had the greatest influence on the forces which fuelled magic.
Magic is complex - it can only be understood by a learned few. It exists to protect. In the early days it was distinguished from witchcraft, which was usually seen as forbidden and to be punished. Witchcraft was the weapon of the underprivileged and the powerless - hence the majority who were persecuted were female.
This is an intriguing study, perhaps a bit overly-academic in places for the general reader. The various articles contained within the book can be a bit sketchy in places, or can assume that the reader has some pre-existing background knowledge of, say, Mesopotamia or Greece. But, all in all, a fascinating introduction to the early history of magic and witchcraft which forwards some interesting ideas and encourages one to look at the subject matter with a contemporary eye, not a 21st century scepticism.
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This is a very good book however it is over priced. If you want to read it maybe your local library could get it in for you.
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