Witchcraft in Continental EuropeWitchcraft in Continental Europe



New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology Brian P. Levack.
Marijke. GijswijtHofstra. The. European. witchcraft. debate. and. the. Dutch.
variant. The European witchcraftdebate isfar from being concluded.This willbe
the case as ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136538551

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4



This volume brings together the large amount of recent scholarship on witchcraft of this period and provides a novel analysis of the trials by considering the legal systems involved.

Author: Bengt Ankarloo

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081221787X

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Each volume in the series Witchcraft and Magic in Europe combines the traditional approaches of political, legal, and social historians with a critical synthesis of cultural anthropology, historical psychology, and gender studies. The series, complete in six volumes, provides a modern, scholarly survey of the supernatural beliefs of Europeans from ancient times to the present day. Most European prosecutions for the crime of witchcraft occurred between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, with the peak coming in the hundred years after 1560. This volume brings together the large amount of recent scholarship on witchcraft of this period and provides a novel analysis of the trials by considering the legal systems involved. Witch hunts, methods of torture, and the scientific interest in magic spells and demonology as an intellectual pursuit are also covered in detail.

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions.

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0815336713

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Page: 496

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4



The Period of the Witch Trials Stuart Clark, William Monter Bengt Ankerloo. PART
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Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485890044

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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.>

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27 As Christina Larner pointed out , “ Witchcraft was not sex - specific but it was
sex - related . " 28 How ? One approach is not to assume a uniform set of ideas
equally applicable across continental Europe and the British Isles , but to look at
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Author: Alan Kors

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812217519

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Page: 451

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A thoroughly revised, greatly expanded edition of the most important documentary history of European witchcraft ever published.

The History of Witchcraft in Europe Throughout the AgesThe History of Witchcraft in Europe Throughout the Ages



Darkness & Sorcery Collection: Lives of the Necromancers, The Witch Mania,
Magic and Witchcraft, Glimpses of the ... one of the last fires of witchcraft should
have been lighted in Sweden, a country which, remote from continental Europe, ...

Author: John Ashton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664138965

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Witchcraft in Europe in Middle Ages and Early Modern Period was believed to be a combination of sorcery and heresy. While sorcery attempts to produce negative supernatural effects through formulas and rituals, heresy is the Christian contribution to witchcraft in which an individual makes a pact with the Devil. In addition, heresy denies witches the recognition of important Christian values such as baptism, salvation, Christ and sacraments. In Early Modern European tradition, witches were stereotypically, though not exclusively, women. European pagan belief in witchcraft was associated with the goddess Diana and dismissed as "diabolical fantasies" by medieval Christian authors. Witch-hunts first appeared in large numbers during the 14th and 15th centuries. It was commonly believed that individuals with power and prestige were involved in acts of witchcraft and even cannibalism. Table of Contents: The Superstitions of Witchcraft by Howard Williams The Devil in Britain and America by John Ashton Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin Witch, Warlock, and Magician by W. H. Davenport Adams The Witch Mania by Charles Mackay Magic and Witchcraft by George Moir Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John G. Campbell Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland by John Maxwell Wood Practitioners of Magic & Witchcraft and Clairvoyance by Bram Stoker Witch Stories by E. Lynn Linton Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch by Wilhelm Meinhold Sidonia, the Sorceress by Wilhelm Meinhold Glimpses of the Supernatural – Witchcraft and Necromancy by Frederick George Lee Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet Modern Magic by M. Schele de Vere

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E. William Monter is more incisive: I do not attempt to reach beyond Europe ... for
comparative material . . . from a conviction that such forays are useless for
understanding continental European witchcraft. ... All things considered, non-
Western ...

Author: Bengt Ankarloo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018466097

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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 be characteristic of much of northern Europe. Taking into account major new developments in the historiography of witchcraft--in methodology, and in the chronological and geographical scope of the studies--the authors explore the relationship between witchcraft, law, and theology; the origins and nature of the witch's sabbath; the sociology and criminology of witch-hunting; and the comparative approach to European witchcraft. An impressive amount of archival work by all of the contributors has produced an indispensable guide to the study of witchcraft, of interest not only to historians, but to anthropologists, criminologists, psychologists, and sociologists.

An History of Magic Witchcraft and Animal MagnetismAn History of Magic Witchcraft and Animal Magnetism



... steps upon the continent of Europe, Great Britain, in solitary pride, stood wholly
aloof from the interesting investigation. ... regular intercourse and communication
between our island and the greater part of continental Europe, during the long ...

Author: John Campbell Colquhoun

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ISBN: UOM:39015008558457

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The Superstitions of WitchcraftThe Superstitions of Witchcraft



251 While most of the Governments of Europe were now content to leave
sorcerers and witches to the irregular ... one of the last fires of witchcraft should
have been lighted in Sweden , a country which , remote from continental Europe ,
seems ...

Author: Howard Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014247654

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Page: 278

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This volume contains a history of the practice of witchcraft, including the origin, prevalence and varieties of superstitions that flourished in the 16th-and17th-centuries.

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ecclesiastical Council of Trent held numeKings iv : 30 , 32 , 33 ; II Samuel i : * See
Numbers xxi : 14 ; Joshua x : 13 ; 17 , 18 ; II Kings xiv : 19 . Those that seek me
early ...

Author: James Martin Peebles

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044051741635

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The first country in continental Europe to abolish torture was Prussia in 1754 ,
forty years after King Frederick William I had issued an edict against witch -
hunting . The last European territory to follow suit was the Swiss canton of Glarus
, which ...

Author: Bengt Ankarloo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050147415

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Page: 340

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The six-volume set Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, of which this volume is the fifth, provides a scholarly survey of the supernatural beliefs of Europeans from ancient times to the present. Contributors combine political, legal, and social historical approaches with a critical synthesis of cultural anthropology, historical psychology, and gender studies. With the end of witch trials in the 18th century, the writers chart the process of and reasons for the decriminalization of witchcraft, but also challenge the widespread assumption that Europe became "disenchanted." Presented here are surveys of the social role of witchcraft, as well as a full treatment Victorian supernaturalism and the continued importance of witchcraft and magic as topics of debate among intellectuals and other writers. Three authors contribute three extensive articles: "The Decline and End of Witchcraft Prosecutions" by Brain P. Levack (U. of Texas); "Witchcraft After the Witch-Trials" by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra (U. of Amsterdam); and "Witchcraft and Magic in Enlightenment, Romantic and Liberal Thought" by Roy Porter (Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Witch hunt in Early Modern EuropeThe Witch hunt in Early Modern Europe



CONCLUSION In describing the general patterns of European witch - hunting ,
historians frequently compare the European continent with England , showing
how the prohibition of torture and the incomplete reception of demonological
theory ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 058208069X

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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? In this timely Second Edition, Brian Levack now incorporates the latest scholarship on the subject.

Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century EuropeWitchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe



But a common charge against English witches , though much less often raised
against their Continental counterparts , was that ... Multiple trials were
considerably less common in England 4-than in mainland Europe , probably
because of the ...

Author: Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040741279

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Male Domination , ” in Early Modern European Witchcraft , ed . ... Witchcraft ( New
York : Penguin , 1996 ) , 8 , 260 ; William Monter , “ Witch Trials in Continental
Europe 1560 - 1660 , ” in Witchcraft and Magic in Europe : Period of Witch Trials ...

Author: Jeffrey Rodgers Watt

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132250445

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A fascinating examination of alleged demon possession and witchcraft in a seventeenth-century convent in Carpi, Italy.

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A History of English Witchcraft and Its Legal Perspectives, 1542 to 1736 Gregory
Durston. larger scale in some parts of continental Europe ) . Thus , given the
more than 200 years involved , and despite some recent portrayals of the ...

Author: Gregory Durston

Publisher: Barry Rose Law Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050789067

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The justification for this fresh book is that the English persecution of witches was overwhelmingly a secular legal phenomenon, rather than the result of popular or ecclesiastical action. Prior to it becoming a secular crime, it appears to have been of little significance. With its decriminalisation (both de facto and de jure), it gradually died out as a topic of concern. This book is aimed at remedying a lacuna in recent scholarship by making a proper examination of the subject in its legal context, as well as providing a more general history of the phenomenon.

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nature and habits of witches , means for their discovery , and guidelines for their
trial and execution . ' At this point , the witch persecutions in continental Europe
entered a peak phase which lasted into the 18th century . Estimates of the
number ...

Author: Floyd James Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036211378

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