Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Winter 2008

Journal or Book Title

Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

233

Last Page

236

DOI

10.1353/mrw.0.0116

Abstract

In his introduction to this collection of articles based on papers delivered at a conference in Passau in 2004, Thomas Wünsch asserts that magic was an "integral aspect" of religion in premodern Europe (p. 2). The overriding goal of this collection is to demonstrate that, for most of European history, magic and religion were not sharply divided and competing realms. With the caveat that religious authorities throughout medieval and early modern Europe did, in fact, regard practices they labeled as magical or superstitious as being profoundly irreligious or antireligious, the essential interrelatedness of "magical" and "religious" practices will come as no surprise to most readers of this journal.

Comments

This is a book review from Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 3 (2008): 233, doi:10.1353/mrw.0.0116. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

University of Pennsylvania Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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