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Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft

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Description for Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft Hardcover. Sheds light on the world of the witch, mage and necromancer. This work takes us into a shadowy landscape where, in an age before modern drugs, the onset of sudden illness was readily explained by malevolent spellcasting. It presents an account of this aspect of the western cultural experience. Num Pages: 264 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: HBTB; VXWT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 28. Weight in Grams: 454.
As dusk fell on a misty evening in 1521, Martin Luther - hiding from his enemies at Wartburg Castle - found himself seemingly tormented by demons hurling walnuts at his bedroom window. In a fit of rage, the great reformer threw at the Devil the inkwell from which he was preparing his colossal translation of the Bible. A belief - like Luther's - in the supernatural, and in black magic, has been central to European cultural life for 3000 years. From the Salem witch trials to the macabre novels of Dennis Wheatley; from the sadistic persecution of eccentric village women ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781845114695
SKU
V9781845114695
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About Callow
John Callow is a Research Fellow in History at Lancaster University and Director of the Marx Memorial Library in London. He is the author of The Making of King James II , of King in Exile: James II as Warrior, King and Saint , and - with Geoffrey Scarre - of Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century ... Read more

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