Identifying Knowledge

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

Abstract

The conceptualisation of the Black Books is closely tied to the way the knowledge is designated and identified, placing it on different levels of abstraction. Chapter 5 examines the concept of genre and how it serves to illuminate how knowledge is conceptualised. Several questions are asked: To what fields of knowledge do the Black Books relate? With which genres do they seek to associate? And which concepts work in generic ways? Based on these questions, the chapter discusses the knowledge in the books based on concepts such as art, liberated secrets and sciences, and where they derive from.

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  • Ane Ohrvik
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  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

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