'Strange Histories' is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the 17th century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history, this volume moves away from 'present-centred thinking' and instead places such events firmly within their social and cultural context. By doing so, it offers a new way of understanding the world in which dragons and witches were fact rather than fiction, and presents these riveting phenomena as part of an entirely rational thought process for the time in which they existed. This new edition extends back into the Renaissance and has been fully updated in light of new research
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