Witches’ Herbs on Trial

Ostling, Michael (2014) Witches’ Herbs on Trial. Folklore, 125 2: 179-201. doi:10.1080/0015587X.2014.890785

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Author Ostling, Michael
Title Witches’ Herbs on Trial
Journal name Folklore
ISSN 0015-587X
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0015587X.2014.890785
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 125
Issue 2
Start page 179
End page 201
Total pages 23
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although few accused early modern witches practised herbal healing, those herbs mentioned in witch-trial testimony provide a window onto popular medicine and magic. Analysis of sixty-seven herbs from the Polish witch-trials shows that ‘witches’ herbs' relate more closely to the sacramental ‘blessed herbs’ of traditional Catholicism than to contemporaneous elite herbalism.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 13 Feb 2015, 22:50:04 EST by Michael Ostling on behalf of Centre for History of European Discourses