The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic

The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic

Ralph Merrifield systematically examines the evidence from prehistoric times to the present and demonstrates that all through the fundamental changes of belief--from primitive animism to Christianity to scientific rationalism--the same kinds of simple ritual have survived because they answer deep human needs.

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The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Ralph Merrifield
Categories: Archaeology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

Ralph Merrifield systematically examines the evidence from prehistoric times to the present and demonstrates that all through the fundamental changes of belief-
The Archaeology of Magic
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: C. Riley Augé
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Co-Published with the Society

In this book, C. Riley Augé provides a trailblazing archaeological study of magical practice and its relationship to gender in the Anglo-American culture of co
Materia Magica
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Andrew Wilburn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Approaches ancient magical practice through archaeology and social history
Field Manual for the Archaeology of Ritual, Religion, and Magic
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: C. Riley Augé
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-08 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

By bringing together in one place specific objects, materials, and features indicating ritual, religious, or magical belief used by people around the world and
A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Rubina Raja
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressio
Materia Magica
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Andrew T. Wilburn
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial
Language: en
Pages: 872
Authors: Sarah Tarlow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-06 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentiou
Magical House Protection
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Brian Hoggard
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-22 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Belief in magic and particularly the power of witchcraft was once a deep and enduring presence in popular culture; people created and concealed many objects to
Manifestations of Magic
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Christopher Fennell
Categories: Archaeology and history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

Magic in the Cloister
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Sophie Page
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-26 - Publisher: Penn State Press

During the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries a group of monks with occult interests donated what became a remarkable collection of more than thirty