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source for my thesis on magic and folk custom in Russia Out of all the books for my thesis on magic and folk custom in Russia Out of all the books researched this one has by far the most information in a very well laid out format Most of Ryan s sources are primary texts and are well recorded if you ever want to do further studyIt s also a great source for anyone who ust wants to The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the world s foremost experts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to the eighteenth century While no book on the subject could be exhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination. Earn about the magical side of Slavic culture And I found it very easy to read I find this book to be extremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and Russian culture in general He addresses a huge amount of data from his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I find most interesting about the book is that he examines some of the accepted ideas from scholarship about Russian culture and asks if they are valid He argues for. From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some extent Ukraine and Belorussia Where possible Ryan identifies the sources of the texts usually Greek Arabic or West European and makes parallels to other ranging from classical antiuity
He finds that Russia shares most of magic and divination with the rest of EuropeSubjects covered include the Evil Eye the Number of the Beast omens dreams talismans and amulets plants gemstones and other materials.
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not a uniuely russian phenomenon but that ita uniuely Russian phenomenon but that it typical of many cultures that accepted Christianity Too often in my opinion scholarship about Russia created concepts about Russian culture without addressing the same or similar phenomena in other cultures This parochialism is going away in recent years Whether the author intended it or not this book contributes to the weakening of that parochialismAt least that s my opinion. Thought to possess magic properties The first chapter gives a historical overview and the final chapter summarizes the political religious and legal aspects of the
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Author Also Provides Translations Ofalso provides translations of key textsThe Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone student teacher or general reader with an interest in Russia magic or the occult It is uniue in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic.