Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic

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Anglo-Saxon Books, 2003 - Social Science - 257 pages
Animal sacrifice, elf charms, amulets, divination, astronomy, astrology: an investigation into the practice, methods and ideas associated with Anglo-Saxon magic. The evidence presented is wide-ranging and authoritative. Inevitably some of the sources are familiar, but in association with archaeology, or other less frequently consulted texts, new perspectives are revealed. The book is accompanied by a large selection of the most relevant material, presented in the original and translated.

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Not particularly easy going, but worth the effort - Griffiths assumes knowledge on the part of his readers but even as new to the field, there is much to be learned here. Read full review


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Bill Griffiths was a poet, Anglo-Saxon scholar, book designer, small press publisher, biker, houseboat owner, pianist, archivist and social historian who late in his career moved from London to North East England where he reinvigorated the study of the region's dialect. He died in 2007 at the age of 59.

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