Witchcraft Continued: Popular Magic in Modern Europe

By Willem De Blécourt; Owen Davies | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
List of contributorsPage vii
Introduction: witchcraft continued Willem de Blécourt and Owen Davies1
1A case of witchcraft assault in early nineteenth-century England as ostensive action Stephen Mitchell14
2Witchcraft, witch doctors and the fight against ‘superstition’ in nineteenth-century Germany Nils Freytag29
3The witch and the detective: mid-Victorian stories and beliefs Susan Hoyle46
4Narrative and the social dynamics of magical harm in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Finland Laura Stark69
5Boiling chickens and burning cats: witchcraft in the western Netherlands, 1850–1925 Willem de Blécourt89
6Witchcraft accusations in France, 1850–1990 Owen Davies107
7Magical healing in Spain (1875–1936): medical pluralism and the search for hegemony Enrique Perdiguero133
8Witchcraft, healing and vernacular magic in Italy Sabina Magliocco151
9Curse, maleficium, divination: witchcraft on the borderline of religion and magic Éva Pócs174
10Spooks and spooks: black magic and bogeymen in Northern Ireland, 1973–74 Richard Jenkins191
Index213

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