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Charms, Charmers and Charming free pdf Charms, Charmers and Charming addresses popular verbal magic. Its nineteen chapters focus on charms (the words), charmers (the people) and charming (the activity) in a broad range of times and places, from early modern Finland to contemporary Malaysia, and from late medieval England to colonial Madagascar. A selection of experts from America, Asia and Europe discuss rat charms, snake charms, how impossibility and inevitability are expressed in charms, why charming has revived following the Balkan wars, the literary use of charms by Shakespeare and by Malagasy story-tellers, the ramifications of Byzantine charms in later times and places Byzantium, and how charms are (amongst other things) a means of coping. Taken together, the book offers some of the best and most diverse scholarship produced in the current revival in the study of charms.

About Jonathan Roper

JONATHAN ROPER is Teaching Fellow in English Language at the University of Leeds. He is interested in traditional linguistic genres, and is the author of English Verbal Charms (2005) and editor of Charms and Charming in Europe (2004).

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Author : Jonathan Roper
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 20 November 2008
ISBN : 0230583539
EAN : 9780230583535
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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