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Author Ohrvik, Ane, author
Title Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway : Conceptualizing Knowledge / by Ane Ohrvik
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
book jacket
 Modern History Library  306.09 O37    AVAILABLE    30550100690617
Descript xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Series Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Chapter 1. Finding Knowledge -- Chapter 2. Knowledge Cultures -- Chapter 3. Making Knowledge -- Chapter 4. Attributing Knowledge -- Chapter 5. Indentifying Knowledge -- Chapter 6. Situating Knowledge -- Chapter 7. Instructing Knowledge.-Chapter 8. Organising Knowledge -- Chapter 9: Conceptualising Knowledge
This book addresses magical ideas and practices in early modern Norway. It examines a large corpus of Norwegian manuscripts from 1650-1850 commonly called Black Books which contained a mixture of recipes on medicine, magic, and art. Ane Ohrvik assesses the Black Books from the vantage point of those who wrote the manuscripts and thus offers an original study of how early modern magical practitioners presented their ideas and saw their practices. The book show how the writers viewed magic and medicine both as practical and sacred art and as knowledge worth protecting through encoding the text. The study of the Black Books illuminates how ordinary people in Norway conceptualized magic as valuable and useful knowledge worth of collecting and saving despite the ongoing witchcraft prosecutions targeting the very same ideas and practices as the books promoted. Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway is essential for those looking to advance their studies in magical beliefs and practices in early modern Europe as well as those interested in witchcraft studies, book history, and the history of knowledge
Subject Books -- History
Civilization -- History
Europe -- History-1492-
Medicine -- History
Social history
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