(PDF/EBOOK) [Bathhouse at Midnight – Ppr.: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia (Magic in History)]

Efinitely suggest this if re interested in Russian history mythology or magic studies I find this book to be xtremely interesting The author years studying the topic and be Cabaret: A Roman Riddle extremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and culture in general He addresses a huge amount of data from his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I find most interesting about the book is that hexamines some of the accepted ideas from scholarship About Russian Culture And Asks Russian culture and asks they are valid He argues for xample that dvoeverie is not a uniuely Russian phenomenon but that it is typical of many cultures that accepted Christianity Too often in my opinion scholarship about Russia created concepts about Russian culture without addressing the same or similar phenomena in other cultures This parochialism is going away in recent years Whether the author intended it or not this book contributes to. From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some xtent Ukraine and Belorussia Where possible Ryan identifies the sources of the texts usually Greek Arabic or West European and makes parallels to other cultures ranging from classical antiuity to Finnic He finds that Russia shares most of its magic and divination with the rest of EuropeSubjects covered include the Evil Eye the Number of the Beast omens dreams talismans and amulets plants gemstones and other materials. The weakening of that parochialismAt least that s my opinion A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At first you could least that s my opinion A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At first you could forgiven for thinking the work is another scholarly treatise by a modern day Budge However it soon transpires that the author has xplored very conceivable facet of Rusian magic including Binary Divination and creaks in walls to advanced oracular systems I came across the author through the Panizzi lectures and invested in the book only to be surprised that I had purchased an ncyclopedia almanac and definitive text all in one If you are interested in practical magic the work will help you with perspectives you might not

have yet considered 
yet considered reason for the interest is that after many years of autocratic rule monarchical and Communist Russians never gave up on their folk wisdom this comes through in the work. Thought to possess magic properties The first chapter gives a historical overview and the final chapter summarizes the political religious and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia The author also provides translations of some key textsThe Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone student teacher or general reader with an interest in Russia magic or the occult It is uniue in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic. .

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This book is very scientific and precise but it is not asy to read This is a fantastic book full of details on the history of Russian Orthodox religion belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So glad I got it This is THE book of Slavic magicI just used this book as the main source for my thesis on the main source for my thesis on and folk custom in Russia Out of all The Books I Researched This One Has By Far The books I researched this one has by far the information in a very well laid out format Most of Ryan s sources are primary texts and are well recorded if you ver want to do further studyIt s also a great source for anyone who just wants TO LEARN ABOUT THE MAGICAL SIDE OF SLAVIC CULTURE learn about the magical side of Slavic culture I found it very asy to read This book is a great survey The sources used are brilliant And it provides a great grasp on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the world s foremost xperts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to the ighteenth century While no book on the subject could be xhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination. Bathhouse at Midnight - Ppr.: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia (Magic in History)

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