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[pdf - epub] Exorcising Our Demons

BRILL

English - 640 pages - ISBN-10: 9789004125605 - ISBN-13: 9004125604

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Read Online [pdf - epub] Exorcising Our Demons in pdf, epub, kindle or audiobook. This collection of sixteen essays deals with the role of magic, religion and witchcraft in European culture, 1450-1650, and the critical role of the visual in that culture. It covers the relationship of humanism and magic; the intersection of religious ritual, orthodoxy and power; the discursive links between the visual language of witchcraft and contemporary anxieties about sexuality and savagery. The introductory chapter urges us to exorcise our tendency to reduce historical experiences of the demonic to forms of unreason created in a distant past. Only then can we understand the role of the demonic in our historical definition of the self and the other. Richly illustrated with 112 images, the book will interest historians and art historians.

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Ryan Anderson

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Kelly Simpson

Exciting to read and hard to put down

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Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.