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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.

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This analysis of popular belief in England begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the change in the intellectual atmosphere around 1700.

About the Author

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was formerly President of Corpus Christi College and, before that, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of St John's College. RELIGION AND DECLINE OF MAGIC, his first book, won one of the two Wolfson Literary Awards for History in 1972. He was knighted in 1988 for services to the study of history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140137446
Subtitle:
Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England
Author:
THOMAS, KEITH
Author:
Thomas, Keith
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Location:
London
Subject:
England
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Europe - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
PENGUIN HISTORY
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
19911212
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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