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Author Pócs, Éva.

Title Between the living and the dead : a perspective on witches and seers in the early modern age / Éva Pócs ; translated by Szilvia Rédey and Michael Webb.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press ; Ithaca, N.Y. : Distributed in the U.S. by Cornell University Press Services, 1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  133.43094 POCS    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Élők és holtak, látók és boszorkányok. English
Physical description 186 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-184).
Contents 1. The Limitations and Potential of the Documentary Sources -- 2. General Conditions for Communication with the Supernatural -- 3. The Belief Figure of the Witch -- 4. The Malefactor Witch -- 5. The Alternative World of the Witches' Sabbat -- 6. The Healing Witch -- 7. The Enemies of the Witch: Seers, Magicians, and Healers.
Summary The author, one of the most highly respected scholars of historical anthropology, has undertaken extensive research on folk beliefs related to communication with the supernatural sphere. In this book, she examines the systems of such communication known by early modern Hungarians, and the role these systems played in the everyday life of the village. New types of mediators are identified such as "the neighborhood witch," the healing witch, and the demons seen in dreams. Representing a major contribution to the most up-to-date international research, Eva Pocs draws on significant East European material and literature not previously coordinated with that from the West. In so doing, she makes a valuable contribution to a subject that has recently attracted the attention of several leading scholars.
Subject Witchcraft -- Europe -- History.
ISBN 9639116181 (cloth)
963911619X (pbk.)