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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic: The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation : The Roots of a Ritual (Hardcover)

  • Language: English
  • Series Title: Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • Original Languages: English
  • Number of Pages: 307
  • Author: Ceri Houlbrook
  • Title: The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation
  • ISBN-13: 9783319755168
  • Publication Date: May, 2018
  • Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.27 x 5.83 x 1.00 Inches
  • ISBN-10: 3319755161

This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced for folk-medical and dedicatory purposes. Today, the custom is widespread, with over 200 coin-trees distributed across the British Isles, but is more akin to the casual deposition of coins in a wishing-well: coins are deposited in the tree in exchange for wishes, good luck, or future fortune. Ceri Houlbrook contributes to the debate on the historic relationships between religion, ritual, and popular magic in British contexts from 1700 to the present.

Author: Ceri Houlbrook ISBN:9783319755168 Format:Hardcover Publication Date:2018-05-04

Dimensions 1 × 5.83 × 8.27 cm
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Springer International Publishing

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3319755161

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ISBN

9783319755168

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

English

ISBN-10

3319755161

Author

Ceri Houlbrook

Title

The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Series Title

Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Publication Date

May, 2018

Number of Pages

307

Language

English

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

8.27 x 5.83 x 1.00 Inches

ISBN-13

9783319755168

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