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Rider, Catherine
Magic and religion in medieval England / Catherine Rider
London : Reaktion Books, 2012
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 3rd Floor  BR747 .R53 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject England -- Church history -- 1066-1485
Subject(s) Magic -- Religious aspects
Magic -- England
Physical Description 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note This text traces the change in the Church's attitude to vernacular forms of magic from the turbulent era of King John to the time of Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries
Contents Introduction -- Predicting the future and healing the sick : magic, science and the natural world -- Charms, prayers and prophecies : magic and religion -- Flying women, fairies and demons -- Harm and protection -- Channelling the stars and summoning demons : magical texts -- Arguing against magic -- Action against magic -- Religion and magic : medieval England and beyond
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-209) and index
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