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It is this huge variation in standard of living, educational level and intellectual
sensibility which makes this society so diverse, and therefore so hard to
generalise about. Not only did conditions change over the two centuries, but at
any one point ...
Instead of the village sorcerer putting into practice the doctrines of Agrippa or
Paracelsus/it was the intellectual magician who was stimulated by the activities of
the cunning man into a search for the occult influences which he believed must ...
The first of these was the series of intellectual changes which constituted the
scientific and philosophical revolution of the seventeenth century. These changes
had a decisive influence upon the thinking of the intellectual elite and in due ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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