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    Exorcism, conjuration and the historiography of early modern ritual magic

    Clucas, Stephen (2015) Exorcism, conjuration and the historiography of early modern ritual magic. In: Schneider, S. (ed.) Aisthetics of the Spirits: Spirits in Early Modern Science, Religion, Literature and Music. epiFaNIen - Frühe Neuzeit interdisziplinär, 1. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, V&R Unipress, pp. 261-285. ISBN 9783847104230.

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    Book synopsis: The notion of the ‘spirit’ is dazzling: it has manifold meanings and plays a crucial role in Early Modern medicine, psychology, religion, natural philosophy and cosmology. This book explores how those disciplines conceived of the spirits and shows that knowledge of the spirits is an essential prerequisite for the understanding of Renaissance literature and music. The volume focusses on the way in which the spirits act upon the soul’s perception, imagination and cognition, and on the cultural practices which aim to use or to purge or to ban the spirits.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Stephen Clucas
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:11
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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