Witchcraft in early modern Europe: studies in culture and belief

'Many reasons why': witchcraft and the problem of multiple explanation / Robin Briggs -- Witchcraft studies in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland / Wolfgang Behringer -- State-building and witch hunting in early modern Europe / Brian P. Levack -- The devil's encounter with America / Fe...

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Other Authors: Barry, Jonathan 1956-; Hester, Marianne 1955-; Roberts, Gareth (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge University Press 1996
Edition:1. publ.
Series/Journal:Past and present publications
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Belief in witches / History 1500-1800
B Europe / Witch / History 1500-1753
Further subjects:B Witchcraft England History
B Collection of essays
B Witchcraft Europe History
B Occultism Europe
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Summary:'Many reasons why': witchcraft and the problem of multiple explanation / Robin Briggs -- Witchcraft studies in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland / Wolfgang Behringer -- State-building and witch hunting in early modern Europe / Brian P. Levack -- The devil's encounter with America / Fernando Cervantes -- 'Saints or sorcerers': Quakerism, demonology and the decline of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England / Peter Elmer -- The descendants of Circe: witches and Renaissance fictions / Gareth Roberts -- Witchcraft and fantasy in early modern Germany / Lyndal Roper -- The devil in East Anglia: the Matthew Hopkins trials reconsidered / Jim Sharpe -- Witchcraft in early modern Kent: stereotypes and the background to accusations / Malcolm Gaskill -- Patriarchal reconstruction and witch hunting / Marianne Hester -- Witchcraft repealed / Ian Bostridge -- On the continuation of witchcraft / Willem de Blecourt
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ISBN:0521552249