Witchcraft in early modern Europe : studies in culture and belief /

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Other Authors / Creators:Barry, Jonathan, 1956-
Hester, Marianne, 1955-
Roberts, Gareth, 1949-
Format: Book
Edition:First paperback edition.
Imprint: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series:Past and present publications.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Keith Thomas and the problem of witchcraft: explanations and representations of witchcraft since Religion and the Decline of Magic
  • Part I. The Crime and its History
  • 2. 'Many reasons why': Witchcraft and the problem of multiple explanation
  • 3. 'Witchcraft Studies' in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
  • 4. State-building and witch-hunting in early modern Europe
  • Part II. Witchcraft and Religion
  • 5. The Devil in the Old World and the New
  • 6. 'Saints or sorcerers': Quakerism, demonology and the decline of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England
  • Part III. The Making of a Witch
  • 7. The descendants of Circe: witches and Renaissance fictions
  • 8. Witchcraft and fantasy in early modern Germany
  • 9. The Devil in East Anglia: the Matthew Hopkins trials reconsidered
  • Part IV. Witchcraft and the Social Environment
  • 10. Witchcraft in early modern Kent: stereotypes and the background to accusations
  • 11. Patriarchal reconstuction and witch-hunting Marianne Hester
  • Part V. Decline
  • 12. Witchcraft repealed
  • 13. On the continuation of witchcraft