The Witch Figure: Folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. Briggs

1st Edition

Venetia Newall

Routledge
Published October 29, 2013
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9780415869331 - CAT# Y153291

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Summary

Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team.
The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative religion, sociology and literature and include: Carmen Blacker, H.R. Ellis Davidson, Margaret Dean-Smith, L.V. Grinsell, Christina Hole, Venetia Newall, Geoffrey Parrinder, Anne Ross, Jacqueline Simpson, Beatrice White, John Widdowson.
Originally published in 1973.

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