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Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
This book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and ...
‘A virtue beyond all medicine’ : The hanged man’s hand, gallows tradition and healing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England
From the eighteenth century through to the abolition of public executions in England in 1868, the touch of a freshly hanged man's hand was sought after to cure a variety of swellings, wens in particular. While the healing ...
Witchcraft and the Somerset idyll : The depiction of folk belief in Walter Raymond’s novels
The work of Walter Raymond (1852-1931) is now largely forgotten. Yet his Somerset novels, complemented by his ethnographic writings, contain depictions of local witchcraft belief that are worthy of study in literary and ...
The wider picture: Parallel evidence in America and Australia
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
Wesley’s invisible world: witchcraft and the temperature of preternatural belief
(Wipf and Stock, 2015)
Popular Magic : Cunning-Folk in English History
(Hambeldon Continuum, 2007)
Talk of the Devil : Crime and Satanic Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century England
(University of Hertfordshire, 2007)
The Haunted : A Social History of Ghosts
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)