Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain, a Feeling for Magic; Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. Ronald HUTTON, authors: Matthew Champion, Timothy Easton, John Billingsley, Brian Hoggard, June Swann, Dinah Eastop, Alexander Cummins, Tabitha Cadbury, Owen Davies, Ian Evans, M. Chris Manning.

Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain, a Feeling for Magic; Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv + 262pp. Illustrated papered boards, b&w illustrations, index. A volume from the 'Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic' series. From the publisher: "'Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain' investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual marks and designs, concealed objects, amulets hung about the person and home, and the equipment of folk magicians. The subject has been largely neglected by mainstream historians and archaeologists, and the contributors to this volume represent the current leading experts in each part of it, and often the pioneers of study of it. Between them, they show how ample and convincing the evidence is, and how it forces us to reconsider the history of ritual and religion in Britain since the Middle Ages and admit to the existence of a whole dimension of activity which has hardly been considered before. It should therefore have importance to those interested in British history in general across this large span of time." Includes the chapter: "Witch Bottles: Their Contents, Contexts and Uses". Contents: 1. Introduction by Ronald Hutton; 2. Magic On The Walls : Ritual Protection Marks in the Medieval Church by Matthew Champion; 3. Apotropaic Symbols and Other Measures for Protecting Buildings Against Misfortune by Timothy Easton; 4. Instances and Contexts of the Head Motif in Britain by John Billingsley; 5. Witch Bottles : Their Contents, Contexts and Uses by Brian Hoggard; 6. Concealed Animals by Brian Hoggard; 7. Shoes Concealed In Buildings by June Swann; 8. Garments Concealed Within Buildings : Following the Evidence by Dinah Eastop; 9. Spiritual Middens by Timothy Easton; 10. Textual Evidence For The Material History of Amulets in Seventeenth-Century England by Alexander Cummins; 11. Amulets : The Material Evidence by Tabitha Cadbury; 12. Cunning-Folk and the Production of Magical Artefacts by Owen Davies and Timothy Easton; 13. The Wider Picture: Parallel Evidence in America and Australia by Ian Evans, M. Chris Manning and Owen Davies. "As new" thus a bright clean copy in Fine condition (no dust jacket issued). Item #67010
ISBN: 9781137444813

Price: $65.00