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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : A Documentary History

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : A Documentary History - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0812217513

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ISBN13: 978-0812217513
ISBN10: 0812217519
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: 2001
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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : A Documentary History - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0812217513

Alan Charles Ed. Kors and Edward Ed. Peters

ISBN13: 978-0812217513
ISBN10: 0812217519
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Kors, Alan Charles : University of Pennsylvania

Alan Charles Kors is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Atheism in France, 1650-1729 and (with Harvey A. Silvergate) The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.

Peters, Edward : University of Pennsylvania

Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Torture and The First Crusade, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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