Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charms and Charming in Europe by Jonathan Roper





Historical records of charms, the verbal element of vernacular magic, date back at least as far as the late middle ages, and charming has continued to be practiced until recently in most parts of Europe, yet the topic has received only scattered scholarly attention to date. This book aims to rectify this neglect, and by presenting discussions covering a variety of periods and of locations--from Finland to France, and from Hungary to England--it forms an essential reader on the topic.













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