Charms, Charmers and Charming

International Research on Verbal Magic

  • Jonathan Roper

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Topics and Issues in Charms Studies

  3. National Traditions

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 288-294

About this book


Bringing together many of today's key scholars of verbal charming, these essays cover vernacular magical texts and practice from Malaysia to Madagascar, and from England to Estonia. As the most comprehensive collection of research on charms, charmers and charming available in the English language, it forms an essential reader on the topic.


England Europe gender Narrative poetry Russia Slovenia structure Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Roper
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36250-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58353-5
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