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Early Modern European Witchcraft

Centres and Peripheries (Clarendon Paperbacks)
  • 490 Pages
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  • English

Oxford University Press, USA
ContributionsBengt Ankarloo (Editor), Gustav Henningsen (Editor)
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL7397479M
ISBN 100198203888
ISBN 139780198203889

Buy Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and Peripheries (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Ankarloo, Bengt (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4). "This book, an English translation of Häxornas Europa, published in Swedish inwill be helpful to scholars and advanced students."--History: Review of New Books "Opens new perspectives with almost every article This marvelous book is the best book on witchcraft I have read since Stolen Lightning and it is much easier to follow.

It is mandatory for all students of the legal Reviews: 4. Early Modern European Witchcraft book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The history of witchcraft and sorcery has attracted a gre /5. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief (Past and Present Publications) [Barry, Jonathan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief (Past and Present Publications)5/5(1). Although magic and witchcraft had existed since antiquity, early modern Europe underwent a growth in anxiety about witches and their practices that led to a period of heightened witch hunting.

Social and economic problems, changes to the legal system, and religious upheaval all served as necessary preconditions for the age of witch-hunts. The history of witchcraft and sorcery has attracted a great deal of interest and debate, but until now studies have been largely from the Anglo-Saxon perspective.

This book shows how that approach has blurred our understanding and definition of the issues involved, and sheds new light on the history of witchcraft in England.

What had thus far been seen as peculiar to England is here shown to. Witchcraft was always a contested idea, never fully established in early modern culture but much harder to dislodge than has usually been assumed.

The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France, and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as a.

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Early Modern European Witchcraft book the Inquisition began in the late Medieval Period, it was during the Early Modern Early Modern European Witchcraft book that the witch hunt in Europe began in earnest, beginning with the early witch trails in the 15th Century.

In England, for example, the first Act of Parliament directed specifically against witchcraft was the act “De hæretico comburendo”, passed at the instigation of Archbishop Thomas Arundel. This is a work of fundamental importance for our understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.

This book offers a new interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of European intellectuals based on their publications in the field of demonology, and shows how these beliefs fitted rationally with many other views current in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries.

Historians have named the era in Europe that lasted from about to the age of the “Witch Hunts.” During this period approximatelypeople went on trial for the crime of witchcraft with around half of them found guilty and executed.

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Witchcraft was always a contested idea, never fully established in early modern culture but much harder to dislodge than has usually been assumed. The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as 4/5(1).

Early Modern European Witchcraft Centres and Peripheries Edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Gustav Henningsen. A Clarendon Press Publication. The history of witchcraft and sorcery has attracted a great deal of interest and debate, but until now studies have been largely from the Anglo-Saxon perspective.

The argument that the Early Modern European Witch-Hunts were a war on women fails to account for these texts’ lack of extreme misogyny and other aspects of the witch-hunts, such as the men, who were accused of witchcraft. Early Modern European witch-hunts were not a war on women.

Western European witchcraft beliefs made it more likely that aFile Size: KB. Men – as accused witches, witch-hunters, werewolves and the demonically possessed – are the focus of analysis in this collection of essays by leading scholars of early modern European witchcraft.

The gendering of witch persecution and witchcraft belief is explored through original case-studies from England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and France. Buy Early Modern European Witchcraft Books online at best prices in India by Gustav Hennindgsen,Ankarloo,Bengt Ankarloo from Buy Early Modern European Witchcraft online of India’s Largest Online Book Store, Only Genuine Products.

Lowest price and Replacement Guarantee. Cash On Delivery Available. Witchcraft and Catholic theology / Julio Caro Baroja --Protestant demonology: sin, superstition, and society (cc) / Stuart Clark --Inquisitorial law and the witch / John Tedeschi --Deciphering the Sabbath / Carlo Ginzburg --Satanic myths and cultural reality / Robert Muchembled --'Fantasticall and devilishe persons': European witch.

The demonic took many forms in medieval and early modern Europe. By examining individual authors from across the continent, this book reveals the many purposes to which the devil could be put, both during the late medieval fight against heresy and during the age of Reformations.

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Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. New to the Problems in European Civilization series, thi /5(18).

Roberts, Alexander. A Treatise of Witchcraft. Witchcraft Collection. Online selecton of titles from Cornell University Library's witchcraft collection, covering the history of superstition and witchcraft persecution in Europe.

It documents the earliest and the latest manifestations of the belief in witchcraft as well as its geographical. Early modern European witchcraft: centres and peripheries Henningsen, Gustav ; Ankarloo, Bengt The history of witchcraft and sorcery has attracted a great deal of interest and debate, but until now studies have been largely from the Anglo-Saxon perspective.5/5(1).

New to the Problems in European Civilization series, this volume offers secondary-source essays organized around the major controversies and interpretations of the history of witchcraft.

In four parts, the text examines the major areas of recent scholarship: intellectual foundations and demonology (Part I); the political, social, and economic contexts of early modern Europe (Part II.

Between roughly andsecular, Inquisitorial, and ecclesiastical courts across continental Europe,the British Isles,and the American colonies tried approximatelypeople for the crime of witchcraft, executing aro 1 All historiography dealing with early modern witchcraft is concerned,on some level,with explaining why this : Lara Apps, Andrew Gow.

This book, a volume in Houghton Mifflin's Problems in European Civilization series, brings together selections from recent scholarship on early modern [End Page ] European witchcraft in order to expose students to major debates in the field.

The book is divided into four parts, representing broad areas of research: "Intellectual Foundations and Demonology"; "Political, Economic, and Social Author: Michael D.

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Bailey. This article addresses the following questions: Why was the overall majority of those prosecuted for witchcraft in early modern Europe female.

Was it because women were linked more readily than men with negative beliefs about the practice of harmful magic and association with the devil, or because systems of power in communities and courts worked against women rather than men?Cited by: 1.

Reviews 'In this unusual study, Raisa Toivo takes us into the little-known world of Finnish peasant farmers in the seventeenth century.

With a sharp eye for detail and a broad sense of the major currents in the literature on women and gender in early modern Europe, Toivo explores the gender implications of the complex system of household management and public representation in which Finnish. By: Leslie Abshire Ap Throughout history, witches, witchcraft, and magic have been a significant source of social and religious unrest.

This has never been more true than during the Early Modern period of Europe, during which time a collective hysteria regarding the existence of witchcraft spread like wildfire throughout European societies. His publications on witchcraft include The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (3rd edn, ) and Witch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics and Religion ().

He is co-author of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries () and the editor of The Witchcraft Sourcebook (). Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (review) Abstract This book, a volume in Houghton Mifflin's Problems in European Civilization series, brings together selections from recent scholarship on early modern[End Page ] European witchcraft in order to expose students to major debates in the field.

Early Modern European Witchcraft by Bengt Ankarloo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(14). Male witches in early modern Europe. The book shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women.

The authors analyse ideas about witches and witch prosecution as gendered artefacts of patriarchal societies under which both women and men suffered. Mitchell, S. (). A case of witchcraft assault in early nineteenth-century England as ostensive action.

In W. de Blécourt & O. Davies (Eds.), Witchcraft continued. Popular magic in modern Europe (pp. 14–28). Manchester, New York: Manchester University Press. Google ScholarAuthor: Mirjam Mencej. Historian Brian P.

Levack released his first book on this topic in —thirty years ago and that book, The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (Routledge), is now in its fourth edition.

This edition was released with a comprehensive source book, now in its second edition, and access to a companion website as well.