Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World

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An exhibition on display at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, Magic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World addresses ghosts, witches, sorcerers and demons and our fascination with the supernatural that stretches back centuries. Experience how supernatural forces shaped the lives of everyone from kings and queens to clergymen and maidservants.

Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World reveals how magic, diabolical witchcraft, and ghostly encounters inspired fear and curiosity on an unprecedented scale between the 15th and 18th centuries. The exhibition illuminates the roots of our obsession with supernatural power and explores a world where the Devil was understood as a real and present danger in daily life.

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Public Engagement with Research
Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Sophie Marnette
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Website: University of Manchester
Audience: Open to all