The Witch-Cult in Western Europe

The Witch Cult in Western Europe This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti

  • Title: The Witch-Cult in Western Europe
  • Author: Margaret Alice Murray
  • ISBN: 9780559101151
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally importanThis is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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    1. This book is written by Anthropologist Margaret Murray to outline the survival, beliefs, and rituals of a pre Christian witchcraft centric old religion Unfortunately Murray subjectively interpreted the confessions of witch trials and manipulated and cited her findings out of context to support her theory of an old pre christian religion based around a horned god and a goddess that survived the persecution of witch trials in europe While her work is not accepted by modern historians, Murray s the [...]

    2. This was a superb book Finally reading it gave me perspective on not only the controversial issues it touches on the possibility of a real, widespread survival of pre Christian Paganism and its suppression during the Witch Hunts , but also the controversy which has surrounded the book itself since its publication Personally, I believe Murray s work to have been treated with undue criticism, then and now Though this book has gained respectability in recent times, the scoffing that went up around [...]

    3. Thoroughly unconvincing as actual history, and thoroughly entertaining as an exercise in world building I only wish Murray hadn t left such great swathes of her source material in its original Ye Olde French.

    4. It s a good source for quotes and starting points for further research, as it is well organized and categorized alongside being at least two thirds direct quotes and passages But it is fairly difficult to read The quotes are not translated, so you see Middle English, non standardized Early Modern English, Scotch, French Early Modern , and German I do not know German, so I can t guess what period of the language You also get to read Us as Vs and Js as Is Otherwise, I find this subject very intere [...]


    5. I was only reading this because of its being so influential I couldn t finish Despite the subject matter, it was agonizingly boring Yes, even though I speak French.


    6. A little slice of history I wish I could see this literature study redone with better scholarship.

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