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Religion and the decline of magic

By: Thomas, Keith

0141932406 / 9780141932408
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30/01/2003
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England
836 pages
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Reprint. Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971.

Astrology, witchcraft, divination and ghosts were all taken seriously by Englishmen of the 16th and 17th centuries, and were an integral part of their attempt to understand their lives.

Magic, argues Thomas, had its own practical utility.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HRA Religion: general, JFCX History of ideas, VXWM Magic, spells & alchemy

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