In Part 4 of the Foundations in the Study of Magic, Section 1 will cover the decline of the fall of the Roman Empire and the impact it had on Western civilization. In Section 2 you will discover the magical professionals called the by modern scholars as the Cunning-folk as well as the services they offered to their clients for centuries. In later sections you will also learn about the origins of the witch hunts that spread throughout Europe and eventually to North America over a 300 year period. And in the final section this lecture will touch upon the fusions that occurred between Christianity and its pagan roots with a focus on England and Ireland.
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Foundations in the Study of Magic, Part 4: Early Modern
Cunning-Folk and Witch Hunts up to the Early Modern Period.
Table of contents
You will learn
✓ History of magic in the Early Modern Period in Europe
• Undergraduate reading comprehension
This course is for
• Historians, Witches, Religious Studies Students, People wanting to know about a fascinating period of human history.
Independent Special Collections Librarian and Historian
From Williamstown Ontario R.A. Priddle is a special collection librarian and historian of magic, religion, and science. He earned his Masters of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa and his Masters of Information from the University of Toronto concurrently in 2013. Robert has traveled Europe and North America studying and speaking about magic and is delighted to return home to Canada to share his experience and expertise in the ubiquitous but little understood technology of magic.