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322 pages
9 x 6 inches
Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 12
Medieval Institute Publications
Language:
English
Hardback (January 2015)
ISBN-13 9781580441698
ISBN-10 1580441696
$89.00
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Subjects:
Literary Studies
Medieval Studies
Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England
by Peter Dendle
Anglo-Saxon England was a society governed by the competing discourses of illness, spirituality, power, and community. The concepts of demon possession and exorcism, introduced by Christian missionaries, show more
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Peter Dendle is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Mont Alto 
   table of contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
1. Backgrounds to Anglo-Saxon Exorcism
2. Medical and Liturgical Responses
3. Demon Possession in Narrative Portrayals

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"This is a richly learned and highly readable book. It is seeded throughout with a wealth of comparative material from Carolingian, Merovingian, Late Antique, and contemporary sources. [...] Peter Dendle show more
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