Communicating with the Spirits, Band 1

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G bor Klaniczay, ?va P¢cs
Central European University Press, 01.01.2005 - 295 Seiten
Focuses on the problem of communication with the other world: the phenomenon of spirit possession and its changing historical interpretations, the imaginary schemes elaborated for giving accounts of the journeys to the other world, for communicating with the dead, and finally the historical archetypes of this kind of religious manifestation-trance prophecy, divination, and shamanism. Recognized historians and ethnologists analyze the relationship, coexistence and conflicts of popular belief systems, Judeo-Christian mythology and demonology in medieval and modern Europe. The essays address links between rites and beliefs, folklore and literature; the legacy of various pre-Christian mythologies; the syncretic forms of ancient, medieval and modern belief- and rite-systems; "pure" examples from religious-ethnological research outside Europe to elucidate European problems.
 

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION
1
DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS AND POSSESSION
19
THE BODY AND SPIRITS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
21
ETIMAGINATIONES A MEDIEVAL ATTEMPT AT EXPLAINING DEMONS
40
DISCERNING SPIRITS IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
53
DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS IN THE FIRST PART OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY IN FRANCE
71
SOME EASTCENTRAL EUROPEAN EXAMPLES
84
THANOTOPIC ASPECTS OF THE IRISH SIDHE
193
VISIONS OF THE OTHER WORLD AS NARRATED IN CONTEMPORARY BELIEF LEGENDS FROM RESIA
204
DIVINATION SHAMANISM
213
TRANCE PROPHETS AND DIVINERS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
215
SHAMANISM IN MEDIEVAL SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE
234
THE KING THE CAT AND THE CHAPLAIN KING CHRISTIAN IVS ENCOUNTER WITH THE SAMI SHAMANS OF NORTHERN NORWAY A...
246
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
264
INDEX
269

CONTACTS WITH THE OTHER WORLD
153
HERETICS AND THEIR JOURNEY TO THE OTHER WORLD
155

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Über den Autor (2005)

Éva Pócs is Professor emeritus at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Pécs, Hungary.

Gábor Klaniczay is University Professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University.

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