Old Wives' Tales: The History of Remedies, Charms and Spells

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Tempus, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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A compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time, this work presents a challenge to orthodox medicine and a history of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times. What are old wives' tales? Where do they come from? It answers these questions, and more.

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Acknowledgements
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two From Goddess to Sorceress
17
three From Sorceress to Witch
35
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Mary Chamberlain is emeritus professor of Caribbean hist

Mary Chamberlain is emeritus professor of Caribbean history at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. In aory at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a ddition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory group of the Raphael Samuel History Cmember of the advisory group of the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and a member of the United Kingdom government's Caribentre, and a member of the United Kingdom government's Caribbean Advisory Group (1998-2002). She is former editor of thebean Advisory Group (1998-2002). She is former editor of the Transaction Memory and Narrative series, which now has over Transaction Memory and Narrative series, which now has over fifteen volumes in print. fifteen volumes in print.

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