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Author Newall, Venetia.

Title The witch figure / folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. Briggs ; edited by Venetia Newall
Published London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, [1973]


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Description xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Michaelis-Jena, R. Katharine M. Briggs.--Blacker, C. Animal witchcraft in Japan.--Davidson, H. R. E. Hostile magic in the Icelandic sagas.--Dean-Smith, M. The ominous wood.--Grinsell, L. V. Witchcraft at some prehistoric sites.--Hole, C. Some instances of image-magic in Great Britain.--Newall, V. The Jew as a witch figure.--Parrinder, G. The witch as victim.--Ross, A. The divine hag of the pagan Celts.--Simpson, J. Olaf Tryggvason versus the powers of darkness.--White, B. Cain's kin.--Widdowson, J. The witch as a frightening and threatening figure.--Publications by Katharine M. Briggs (p. 221)
Summary Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative religion, sociology and literature and include: Carmen Blacker, H.R. Ellis Davidson, Margaret Dean-Smith, L.V. Grinsell, Christina Hole, Venetia Newall, Geoffrey Parrinder, Anne Ross, Jacqueline Simpson, Beatrice White, John Widdowson
Analysis Folklore Special subjects: Witchcraft Festschriften
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 221-223
Subject Briggs, Katharine Mary.
Briggs, Katharine Mary. ( (Katharine Ma), 1898-
Briggs, Katharine Mary., 1898-
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Author Briggs, Katharine Mary.
Newall, Venetia, editor
LC no. 73083077
ISBN 0710076967