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The Resource The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

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The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
Title
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian P. Levack
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbors. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshiped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offense. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas.--
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Source other than Library of Congress
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YDXCP
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1571
LC item number
.O94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Levack, Brian P.
Series statement
Oxford handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witch hunting
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gerhild Scholz Williams
  • Sabbath stories: towards a new history of witches' assemblies
  • Willem de Blécourt
  • The sceptical tradition
  • Walter Stephens
  • Witchcraft in early modern literature
  • Diane Purkiss
  • Images of witchcraft in early modern Europe
  • Charles Zika
  • Part II: Witchcraft prosecutions.
  • Part I: Witch beliefs.
  • The first wave of trials for diabolical witchcraft
  • Richard Kieckhefer
  • The German witch trials
  • Thomas Robisheaux
  • Witchcraft and the local communities: the Rhine-Moselle region
  • Robin Briggs
  • Witchcraft trials in France
  • William Monter
  • Witchcraft and wealth: the case of the Netherlands
  • Hans de Waardt
  • Magic and its hazards in the late medieval West
  • Witchcraft prosecutions in Italy
  • Tamar Herzig
  • Witchcraft in Iberia
  • William Monter
  • Witchcraft trials in England
  • Malcolm Gaskill
  • Witchcraft in Scotland
  • Julian Goodare
  • Witchcraft in Poland: milk and malefice
  • Michael Ostling
  • Richard Kieckhefer
  • Witch-hunting in early modern Hungary
  • Ildikó Sz. Kristóf
  • Witchcraft trials in Russia: history and historiography
  • Valerie Kivelson
  • Witchcraft criminality and witchcraft research in the Nordic countries
  • Rune Blix Hagen
  • Witchcraft in British America
  • Richard Godbeer
  • Merging magical traditions: sorcery and witchcraft in Spanish and Portuguese America
  • Iris Gareis
  • Fifteenth-century witch beliefs
  • The decline and end of witchcraft prosecutions
  • Brian P. Levack
  • Part III: Themes of witchcraft research.
  • Witchcraft and gender in early modern Europe
  • Alison Rowlands
  • Witchcraft and the law
  • Brian P. Levack
  • Sixteenth-century religious reform and the witch-hunts
  • Gary K. Waite
  • On the neuropsychological origins of witchcraft cognition: the geographic and economic variable
  • Hans Peter Broedel
  • Oscar Di Simplicio
  • Politics, state-building, and witch-hunting
  • Johannes Dillinger
  • Science and witchcraft
  • Peter Elmer
  • Medicine and witchcraft
  • Peter Elmer
  • Demonic possession, exorcism, and witchcraft
  • Sarah Ferber
  • Popular witch beliefs and magical practices
  • Edward Bever
  • Demonologies
Control code
ocn886743878
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780198723639
Lccn
2015300527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886743878
Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gerhild Scholz Williams
  • Sabbath stories: towards a new history of witches' assemblies
  • Willem de Blécourt
  • The sceptical tradition
  • Walter Stephens
  • Witchcraft in early modern literature
  • Diane Purkiss
  • Images of witchcraft in early modern Europe
  • Charles Zika
  • Part II: Witchcraft prosecutions.
  • Part I: Witch beliefs.
  • The first wave of trials for diabolical witchcraft
  • Richard Kieckhefer
  • The German witch trials
  • Thomas Robisheaux
  • Witchcraft and the local communities: the Rhine-Moselle region
  • Robin Briggs
  • Witchcraft trials in France
  • William Monter
  • Witchcraft and wealth: the case of the Netherlands
  • Hans de Waardt
  • Magic and its hazards in the late medieval West
  • Witchcraft prosecutions in Italy
  • Tamar Herzig
  • Witchcraft in Iberia
  • William Monter
  • Witchcraft trials in England
  • Malcolm Gaskill
  • Witchcraft in Scotland
  • Julian Goodare
  • Witchcraft in Poland: milk and malefice
  • Michael Ostling
  • Richard Kieckhefer
  • Witch-hunting in early modern Hungary
  • Ildikó Sz. Kristóf
  • Witchcraft trials in Russia: history and historiography
  • Valerie Kivelson
  • Witchcraft criminality and witchcraft research in the Nordic countries
  • Rune Blix Hagen
  • Witchcraft in British America
  • Richard Godbeer
  • Merging magical traditions: sorcery and witchcraft in Spanish and Portuguese America
  • Iris Gareis
  • Fifteenth-century witch beliefs
  • The decline and end of witchcraft prosecutions
  • Brian P. Levack
  • Part III: Themes of witchcraft research.
  • Witchcraft and gender in early modern Europe
  • Alison Rowlands
  • Witchcraft and the law
  • Brian P. Levack
  • Sixteenth-century religious reform and the witch-hunts
  • Gary K. Waite
  • On the neuropsychological origins of witchcraft cognition: the geographic and economic variable
  • Hans Peter Broedel
  • Oscar Di Simplicio
  • Politics, state-building, and witch-hunting
  • Johannes Dillinger
  • Science and witchcraft
  • Peter Elmer
  • Medicine and witchcraft
  • Peter Elmer
  • Demonic possession, exorcism, and witchcraft
  • Sarah Ferber
  • Popular witch beliefs and magical practices
  • Edward Bever
  • Demonologies
Control code
ocn886743878
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780198723639
Lccn
2015300527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886743878

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