Parisian eighteenth-century fortune telling


Three fascinating accounts of Parisian eighteenth-century fortune-telling and its relationship to established authority and norms.  Similar to lotteries and gambling it was seen to be meddling in the domains of fate and divine will:

Geri Walton, ‘Parisian Fortune-Tellers in the Eighteenth Century’ – here;

Geri Walton, ‘The Great Cartomancer – Mademoiselle Lenormand’ – here;

Cody Delistraty, ‘The Surprising Historical Significance of Fortune Telling’ – here


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