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Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe : Studies in Culture and Belief

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe : Studies in Culture and Belief - 96 edition

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe : Studies in Culture and Belief - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780521638753

ISBN10: 0521638755

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe : Studies in Culture and Belief by Jonathan  Ed. Barry, Marianne  Ed. Hester and Gareth  Ed. Roberts - ISBN 9780521638753
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1996
International: No
Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe : Studies in Culture and Belief by Jonathan  Ed. Barry, Marianne  Ed. Hester and Gareth  Ed. Roberts - ISBN 9780521638753

ISBN13: 9780521638753

ISBN10: 0521638755

Summary

This important new collection of essays offers a wide readership both an up-to-date account of the present state of scholarship on early modern European witchcraft and an indication of the direction of new research. The contributors build on and respond to the issues raised in Keith Thomas' classic study Religion and the Decline of Magic, and suggest a greater emphasis on cultural history, notably issues of power, gender and language. The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as a strong core of English material.