Magic and masculinity : ritual magic and gender in the early modern era / Frances Timbers.

In early modern England, the practice of ritual or ceremonial magic - the attempted communication with angels and demons - both reinforced and subverted existing concepts of gender. The majority of male magicians acted from a position of control and command commensurate with their social position in...

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Main Author: Timbers, Frances (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Series:International library of historical studies ; 92.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Conventions and Abbreviations; Illustrations; Introduction; 1. For The 'Uninitiated'; 2. Magical Masculinities; 3. Fraternity and Freemasons; 4. Scrying and Subversion: John Dee and Edward Kelley; 5. John Pordage and Passivity; 6. Swords, Satan and Sex; 7. Fairies and Female Magicians; 8. Magical Metaphors: Mary Parish and Goodwin Wharton; 9. Magic and Honour; Conclusion: Boundaries and Intersections; Notes; Bibliography; Back Cover.