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First published in 1962, Elliot Rose's A Razor for a Goat is a study of witchcraft as a religion, whether the religion was a form of pagan survival or a depraved Christian (or anti-Christian) heresy. Rose surveyed witch-scares, fairy folklore, 'ritual' deaths, the Canon Episcopi, and goliards for evidence for witchcraft, and to make some suggestions about the reality behind the popular beliefs on witchcraft societies and Sabbats. One of the first studies to debunk the dominant theory of the time that witchcraft had been an organized pre-Christian religion, A Razor for a Goat is listed on many anthropology, religion, and history course bibliographies.This reprint has a ten-page foreword by Richard Kieckhefer that gives a historiographical examination of the importance of this book, and situates it within the discipline today. Closely reasoned, and written with a rare wit, A Razor for a Goat is a classic study and excellent survey of the literature and history of witchcraft.

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Originally published in 1962, Elliot Rose's A Razor for a Goat was one of the first studies to debunk the dominant theory of the time that witchcraft had been an organized pre-Christian religion. A new introduction situates it within the discipline today.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-252) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802067685
Author:
Rose, Elliot
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Foreword by:
Kieckhefer, Richard
Foreword:
Kieckhefer, Richard
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Satanism
Subject:
Satanism -- Europe -- History. .
Subject:
Sorcellerie.
Subject:
Satanisme
Subject:
Metaphysics-Wicca and Goddess Worship
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 246-252.
Series:
Scholarly reprint series
Series Volume:
384
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.88x7.12x.81 in. .93 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Metaphysics » History of Magic
Metaphysics » History of Witchcraft
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Wicca and Goddess Worship
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 272 pages University of Toronto Press - English 9780802067685 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1962, Elliot Rose's A Razor for a Goat was one of the first studies to debunk the dominant theory of the time that witchcraft had been an organized pre-Christian religion. A new introduction situates it within the discipline today.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-252) and index.
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