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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History

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A thoroughly revised, greatly expanded edition of the most important documentary history of European witchcraft ever published.
Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History
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Selected by "Choice" magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2001
The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the phenomenon of witchcraft, taking into account the remarkable scholarship since the book's publication almost thirty years ago.
Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of "Witchcraft in Europe" assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent.
Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays-which have been revised to reflect current research-and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in "Witchcraft in Europe" vividly illumine the dark side of the European mind.
Short Title
WITCHCRAFT IN EUROPE 400-1700
Pages
451
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Series
Middle Ages Series
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0812217519
ISBN-13
9780812217513
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
133.430
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2000
Publication Date
2000-12-31
Author
Alan Charles Kors
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