Valerie Kivelson

Valerie Kivelson is an author at Religion News Service.

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Where the witches were men: A historian explains what magic looked like in early modern Russia

By Valerie Kivelson — June 15, 2022
(The Conversation) — The idea of a ‘witch’ was usually female in Western Europe, but not so in Orthodox Russia – partly because of the period’s rigid social hierarchies.
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