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    DescriptionResearch on the folklore genre of charms became extremely dynamic around the turn of the millennium. A number of academic disciplines allied to explore manuscripts about healing and other textual relics of verbal magic from antiquity and the middle ages. This corpus has shed light on a number of previously unexplored aspects of Eurasian cultures. The authors of the twelve essays in the book, covering a wide geographical and thematic range, include scholars of European ethnology and folklore studies, contemporary and historical anthropology, as well as linguistics, the study of Classical Antiquity, mediaeval studies, Byzantine studies, Russian and Baltic studies. The essays reflect the rich textual tradition of archives, monasteries, and literary sources, as well as the texts in the folklore archives or those still accessible through fieldwork in many rural areas of Europe and known from the living practice of lay specialists of magic and healers, and even of priests.

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    The Power of Words
    Studies on Charms and Charming in Europe
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James Alexander Kapalo, Edited by Eva Pocs, Edited by William Francis Ryan
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9786155225109
    ISBN 10: 6155225109

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    Central European University Press
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    Central European University Press
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    30 November 2013
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    Kapalo is lecturer in the Study of Religions Department, University College Cork, Ireland Pocs is professor emeritus at the University of Pecs, Hungary Ryan is Series editor for the Hakluyt Society for fifteen years; editor and typesetter of publications of the Warburg Institute, London, for over twenty years; former chief editor of the Slavonic and East European Review. Former President of the Folklore Society; former President of the Hakluyt Society.
    Table of contents
    James Kapalo, Eva Pocs and William Ryan: Introduction GENRE, CLASSIFICATION, TERMINOLOGY Arne Bugge Amundsen: A genre in the making. The first study of charms in Norway Domhnall Uilleam StiA'bhart: The making of a charm collector. Alexander Carmichael in Uist, 1864 to 1882 Tat'iana Agapkina and Andrei Toporkov: Charm indexes: problems and perspectives Edina Bozoky: Medieval narrative charms Vilmos Voigt: Baj-: The historical development of "charm" terminology in Hungarian HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES Lea Olsan: The marginality of charms in medieval England Eva Pocs: Church benedictions and popular charms in Hungary Daniel Barth: Benediction and exorcism in early modern Hungary Daiva Vaitkeviciene: Baltic and East Slavic charms CONTENT AND FUNCTION OF CHARMS Emanuela Timotin: The najit between prayers and charms: A study of the Romanian manuscript tradition Francisco Vaz da Silva: Charming the moon: moon charms for sick children in Portuguese ethnography Maarit Viljakainen: "Dear Merciful Mother". The Virgin Mary in Finnish and Karelian birth incantations Index