Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft

Author: Jonathan Bryan Durrant
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810872455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covers the history of witchcraft from 1750 B.C.E. though the modern day. Includes a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography featuring cross-referenced entries on witch hunts, witchcraft trials, and related practices around the world.

Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft

Author: Michael David Bailey
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810848603
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The focus of the dictionary is on Western Europe during the late medieval and early modern periods, when the specific idea of diabolical witchcraft developed and the so-called great witch-hunts occurred. Also provided are entries on magic and witchcraft in the early Christian period, as well as the lingering belief in witchcraft in the modern world and the development of the modern, neopagan religion of witchcraft, also knows as Wicca. For comparative purposes, some entries deal with aspects and systems of magic found in other parts of the world, such as Africa, as well as the New-World practices of Voodoo and Santeria. Important people in the history of witchcraft are examined, from the medieval inquisitors and magistrates who developed the stereotype of the historical witch to the modern developers of Wicca. Also included are legal terms and concepts important to the prosecution of witchcraft, religious and theological concepts, and more popular beliefs and aspects of common folklore and mythology. Geographic entries are also incorporated, discussing the scope of witch-hunting and describing specific examples of major witch-hunts, such as those that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts.


Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311046487X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Bibliographie verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

Historical Dictionary of Hobbes s Philosophy

Author: Juhana Lemetti
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810850656
Format: PDF, Docs
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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the most important early modern thinkers. Though Hobbes is best known for Leviathan (1651) and the theory of absolute sovereignty, his works discuss virtually all the major problems of philosophy as well as science and mathematics, and contain the translations of classical texts like Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, a verse church history, and various essays. Hobbes spent most of his adult life in the service of the influential Cavendish family. The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of Hobbes's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Hobbes's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference. Intended as a reference to learn about particular aspects of Hobbes, it also serves as a quick guide to check information and find the relevant secondary literature on Hobbes. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thomas Hobbes.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

ARBA In depth

Author: Martin Dillon
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581611
Format: PDF
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Providing focused help as you build and maintain your philosophy and religion collections and field patron's requests, this new addition to the "ARBA In-depth" series contains over 300 critical reviews of quality reference titles by subject experts. These reviews - all of which have appeared in the last six editions of "American Reference Books Annual," the long-trusted source of reliable reviews of recent reference publications - cover both general and specialized reference titles in the fields of philosophy and religion. Author, title, and subject indexes, as well as a contributor list, are provided.