The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland (Paperback)

The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland By Julian Goodare (Editor), Martha McGill (Editor) Cover Image
By Julian Goodare (Editor), Martha McGill (Editor)
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This book is about other worlds and the supernatural beings, from angels to fairies, that inhabited them. It is about divination, prophecy, visions and trances. And it is about the cultural, religious, political and social uses to which people in Scotland put these supernatural themes between 1500 and 1800. The supernatural consistently provided Scots with a way of understanding topics such as the natural environment, physical and emotional wellbeing, political events and visions of past and future. In exploring the early modern supernatural, the book has much to reveal about how men and women in this period thought about, debated and experienced the world around them. Comprising twelve chapters by an international range of scholars, The supernatural in early modern Scotland discusses both popular and elite understandings of the supernatural.

About the Author

Julian Goodare is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh Martha McGill is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526167149
ISBN-10: 152616714X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: January 17th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English