Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4

Author: William Monter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0485891042
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The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the 'Neoplatonic' and 'Hermetic' period.Amongst the topics included here are Superstition and Belief in high and popular culture, the place of Medicine, Witchcraft survivals in art and literature, and the survival of Persecution.>

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4

Author: Bengt Ankerloo
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441127437
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the 'Neoplatonic' and 'Hermetic' period.Amongst the topics included here are Superstition and Belief in high and popular culture, the place of Medicine, Witchcraft survivals in art and literature, and the survival of Persecution.

The Trial of Tempel Anneke

Author: Peter Alan Morton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551117065
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"This is a fascinating and important book." - Moshe Sluhovsky, California State University, Long Beach

It s a Crime

Author: Roslyn Muraskin
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In this very important, timely edited volume, the authors both experts in the field confront the legal sociological, and psychological perspectives involving women and criminal justice. Sexual crimes, female victims, experiences and societal reactions to sexual violence and issues of privacy are covered. Attention is also paid to women as offenders and professionals in criminal justice.

MLN

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MLN pioneered the introduction of contemporary continental criticism into American scholarship. Critical studies in the modern languages--Italian, Hispanic, German, French--and recent work in comparative literature are the basis for articles and notes in MLN. Four single-language issues and one comparative literature issue are published each year.

Modern Language Notes

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Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings.

The Witch hunt in Early Modern Europe

Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780582080690
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This book first appeared in 1987. It focuses on the great age of witch-hunting in Europe (and also in colonial America), between 1450 and 1750. In these years more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted by secular and ecclesiastical courts across Europe for allegedly practising harmful magic and worshipping the Devil. The book sets out to answer the major questions that this strange and terrible phenomenon evokes today. Why did the trials take place? Why did they suddenly proliferate in Europe at this time? How many trials were there, and where, and what were the outcomes? Why were more witches prosecuted in some countries than others? Who were the accused and who were their accusers? Why, after more than 200 years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away? What did they tell us about the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and, in particular, the position of women within it?