Magic for the Dead? The Archaeology of Magic in Later Medieval Burials

@article{Gilchrist2008MagicFT,
  title={Magic for the Dead? The Archaeology of Magic in Later Medieval Burials},
  author={R. Gilchrist},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52},
  pages={119 - 159}
}
  • R. Gilchrist
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Abstract This paper examines patterns in the placement of apotropaic objects and materials in high- to late-medieval burials in Britain (11th to 15th centuries). It develops an interdisciplinary classification to identify: (1) healing charms and protective amulets; (2) objects perceived to have occult natural power; (3) 'antique' items that were treated as possessing occult power; and (4) rare practices that may have been associated with the demonic magic of divination or sorcery. Making… CONTINUE READING
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