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Bathhouse at Midnight An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia

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ISBN-10: 0271019670

ISBN-13: 9780271019673

Edition: 1999

Authors: W. F. Ryan

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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 6/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

W. F. Ryan is academic librarian of the Warburg Institute at the University of London, School of Advanced Studies. He has published widely on the subject of magic in Russia and is co-author of the Penguin Russian Dictionary (1995) and co-editor of numerous scholarly books, including Anglo-Russian Relations in the Age of Peter the Great (1998).

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction
An Outline History
Popular Magic
Wizards and Witches
Popular Divination
Signs, Omens, Auguries, Calendar Predictions
Predictions from Dreams and the Human Body
Spells, Curses and Magic Prayers
Talismans and Amulets
Materia Magica
Texts as Amulets
Magic of Letter and Number
Geomancy
Alchemy and the Virtues of Stones
Astrology - The Byzantine Tradition
Astrology - Post-Byzantine Influences
Magic, the Church, the Law and the State
Plates
List of Works Cited
Index