Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England :: Keith Thomas soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: List of abbreviations;
From the cover: Astrology, witchcraft, magical healing, divination, ancient prophecies, ghosts and fairies were all taken seriously by Englishmen of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: they were an integral part of their attempt to understand their environment and seek protection against its uncertainties. In this detailed, scholarly, and immensely fascinating book, Sir Keith Thomas analyses the thoughts and practices of an age when the sup…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the spine. Previous owners’ name & date to the first blank.
Navy Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xviii) 716 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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