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Deadly Words: Witchcraft in the Bocage (Msh)


Publisher:Cambridge University Press



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: Jan. 1981 Pages: 160 Publisher: Camidge. University Press This 1980 book examines witchcraft beliefs Proven and Experiences in The Bocage. In a Rural area of ??western France It also A powerful Theoretical introduced attitude towards the progress of the Ethnographer's ENQUIRIES . suggesting that a full knowledge of witchcraft involves being 'caught up' in it oneself. In the Bocage. being bewitched is to be 'caught' in a sequence of misfortunes. According to those who are bewitched. the culprit is someone in the neighbourhood : the witch. who can cast a spell with a word. a touch or a look. and whose 'power' comes from a book of spells inherited from an ancestor. Only a professional magician. an 'unwitcher'. has any chance of eaking the succession of misfortunes which befall those who have been bewitched. He undertakes a battle of magic w...

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