Keith Thomas's Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular PDF

By Keith Thomas

Witchcraft, astrology, divination and each type of renowned magic flourished in England through the 16th and 17th centuries, from the idea blessed amulet may possibly hinder the attacks of the satan to using an analogous charms to get well stolen items. even as the Protestant Reformation tried to take the magic out of faith, and scientists have been constructing new reasons of the universe. Keith Thomas's vintage research of ideals hung on each point of English society starts with the cave in of the medieval Church and ends with the altering highbrow surroundings round 1700, whilst technology and rationalism started to problem the older structures of belief.

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