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Witchcraft and Sorcery Selected Readings; Second Edition by Max Marwick

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages496
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Open LibraryOL7348308M
ISBN 100140132554
ISBN 109780140132557

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  This book tells about the practices and beliefs of balkan witches. Its not a grimoire but it still does a great job explaining the magic works in that region of the world. Overall its a more anthropologic take on witchcraft and it is a great source book/5(4).   Dr. Marwick's collection of readings paints a fascinating picture of the current worldwide status of witchcraft. Part One looks at the different approaches to the topic, and includes an extract from Evans-Pritchard's classic study of the Azande. Part Two samples the rich ethnography of witchcraft, and contains papers on the European and Salem witch-hunts/5. Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors, and Gossip combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumours and gossip. It shows how rumour and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery, and Cited by:   Two classic topics in social anthropology are combined in this work--the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumors and gossip. After revealing the importance of rumor and gossip as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery, it demonstrates their role in the genesis of social and political violence, as seen in peasant rebellions, as well as/5(14).

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This book combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumors and gossip. First, it shows how rumor and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery. Second, it demonstrates the role of rumor and gossip in the genesis of social and political violence, as in the case of both. Originally published in , this book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records. Check Price. This book combines the gentleness of Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner with some of the more intense sections of Mastering Witchcraft and The Prediction Book of Practical Magic. Then it adds a generous helping of humor and straight talk. One helpful feature is that there’s a focused bibliography at the end of most chapters, rather than all at the end of the book. 2 / Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft was born when one of the cavemen threw on a skin and antlered mask and played the part of the Hunting God, directing the attack. There are, still in existence, cave paintings of such rituals, together with the spear-stabbed clay models of bison and bear.