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Christian Demonology and Popular Mythology

The authors—recognized historians, ethnologists, folklorists coming from four continents—present the latest research findings on the relationship, coexistence and conflicts of popular belief systems, Judeo-Christian mythology and demonology in medieval and modern Europe.

The present volume focuses on the divergence between Western and Eastern evolution, on the different relationship of learned demonology to popular belief systems in the two parts of Europe. It discusses the conflict of saints, healers, seers, shamans with the representatives of evil; the special function of escorting, protecting, possessing, harming and healing spirits; the role of the dead, the ghosts, of pre-Christian, Jewish and Christian spirit-world, the antagonism of the devil and the saint.

About the Authors

Gábor Klaniczay is Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies in the Central European University, Budapest, and Permanent Fellow at Collegium Budapest–Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests relate to medieval and early modern cult of saints, visions, canonization processes, and witchcraft beliefs and prosecutions.

Reviews

"The focus is limited to central and eastern Europe and Scandinavia. This is quite valuable, insofar as there is no great surplus of scholarship on the topics of magic, witchcraft, and demonology from these lands - certainly not scholarship readily available to western European or North American academics generally limited to English, French, and German. Presenting a number of studies from these eastern (and northern) regions in English is a worthwhile service."—Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
Central European University Press
Demons, Spirits, Witches

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