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Daemons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

David Gordon White

Abstract

Dæmons Are Forever is both a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings (dæmons) and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of spirit beings: dæmon-ology. Since the time of the Indo-European migrations, and especially following the opening of the overland and maritime trade and invasion routes known as the “Silk Road,” a common dæmon-ological vernacular has been shared among populations ranging from East and South Asia to Northern Europe. Unbound by exclusivist theological and institutional strictures, dæmons (some of them mal ... More

Keywords: dæmons, spirit beings, dæmon-ology, demonology, myth, ritual, Silk Road, Indo-Europeans, connected histories, History of Religions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226692401
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226715063.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Gordon White, author
University of California, Santa Barbara