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Ostling, Michael

Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits

Ostling, Michael - Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Where’ve All the Good People Gone?
Michael Ostling

Part I. Demonization and its Discontents

2. The Threat of Headless Beings: Constructing the Demonic in Christian Egypt
David Frankfurter

3. Secrets of the Síd: The Supernatural in Medieval Irish Texts
Lisa Bitel

4. The Good, the Bad and the Unholy: Ambivalent Angels in the Middle Ages
Coree Newman

5. Between Fallen Angels and Nature Spirits: Russian Demonology of the Early Modern Period
Dmitriy Antonov

6. Crisis at the Border: Amazonian Relations with Spirits and Others
Artionka Capiberibe

Part II. Enlightenment and its Ambiguities

7. Between Humans and Angels: Scientific Uses for Fairies in Early Modern Scotland
Julian Goodare

8. The Álfar, the Clerics and the Enlightenment: Conceptions of the Supernatural in the Age of Reason in Iceland
Terry Gunnell

9. The Devil and the Spirit World in Nineteenth-Century Estonia: From Christianization to Folklorization
Ülo Valk

10. Dreaming of Snakes in Contemporary Zambia: Small Gods and the Secular
Johanneke Kroesbergen-Kamps

Part III. Remnants, Relocations, and Re-Enchantments

11. Small Gods, Small Demons: Remnants of an Archaic Fairy Cult in Central and South-Eastern Europe
Éva Pócs

12. Who Owns the World? Recognizing the Repressed Small Gods of Southeast Asia
Lorraine V. Aragon

13. Spirits, Christians and Capitalists in the Rainforests of Papua New Guinea
Michael Wood

14. “Reconnecting to Everything”: Fairies in Contemporary Paganism
Sabina Magliocco

15. Afterword
Ronald Hutton

Keywords: History, Cultural History, History of Religion, World History, Global and Transnational History, Social History, History of Science

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137585202
Printed ISBN
978-1-137-58519-6

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