Fairies, Demons and Nature Spirits Hardback

'Small Gods' at the Margins of Christendom

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Fairies, Demons and Nature Spirits

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This book examines the fairies, demons, and nature spirits haunting the margins of Christendom from late-antique Egypt to early modern Scotland to contemporary Amazonia. Contributions from anthropologists, folklorists, historians and religionists explore Christian strategies of encompassment and marginalization, and the `small gods' undisciplined tendency to evade such efforts at exorcism. Lurking in forest or fairy-mound, chuckling in dark corners of the home or of the demoniac's body, the small gods both define and disturb the borders of a religion that is endlessly syncretistic and in endless, active denial of its own syncretism. The book will be of interest to students of folklore, indigenous Christianity, the history of science, and comparative religion.

Fairies, Demons and Nature Spirits was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2017. The ISBN for Fairies, Demons and Nature Spirits is 9781137585196.

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Details for Fairies, Demons and Nature Spirits

Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (September 2017)
Edition1st ed. 2017
Number of Pages386
Thickness22 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4537624
Page last updated 16th August 2018
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