9780812217513

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700

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    9780812217513

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    0812217519

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2000
  • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
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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 Biography

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

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix
List of Illustrations
xi
List of Abbreviations
xiii
Introduction: The Problem of European Witchcraft 1(40)
I Christianizing the Traditions 41(17)
Augustine: On Christian Teaching
43(4)
Caesarius of Arles: Sermon 54
47(3)
Isidore of Seville, Etymologies
50(4)
Halitgar of Cambrai: The ``Roman'' Penitential
54(4)
II Sorcery in Christendom 58(29)
Regino of Prum: A Warning to Bishops
60(3)
Burchard of Worms: The Corrector, sive Medicus
63(4)
Hugh of St. Victor: The Didascalicon
67(3)
William of Malmesbury: The Sorceress of Berkeley
70(2)
The Decretum
72(5)
Master Gratian
John of Salisbury: The Policraticus
77(1)
Ralph of Coggeshall: The Heretics of Rheims
78(3)
The Life of St. Justina
81(6)
Jacobus de Voragine
III Thomas Aquinas on Sorcery and the Nature of Evil 87(25)
From the Summa contra gentiles
90(6)
From the Summa theologiae
96(7)
From Quodlibet XI
103(1)
From the Commentary on the Four Books of Sentences
104(1)
The Mirror of True Penitence
105(7)
Jacopo Passavanti
IV Popes, Theologians, Preachers, Lawyers, and Judges 112(37)
Vox in Rama
114(2)
Pope Gregory IX
Sorcery and the Inquisitors
116(2)
Pope Alexander IV
William, Cardinal of Santa Sabina: Sorcery and the Inquisitors
118(1)
Sorcery and the Inquisitors
119(1)
Pope John XXII
The Directorium inquisitorum
120(7)
Nicolau Eymeric
The Theology Faculty of the University of Paris Condemns Sorcery
127(6)
Bernardino of Siena Preaches Against Women Sorcerers
133(16)
V The Sect of Diabolical Witches 149(27)
Pope Alexander V to Pontus Fougeyron on New Sects
152(1)
Two Letters on the Pressing Danger
153(2)
Pope Eugenius IV
The Formicarius
155(4)
Johannes Nider
The Errores Gazariorum
159(4)
Ut magorum et maleficiorum errores
163(3)
Claude Tholosan
The Defender of Ladies
166(4)
Martin Le Franc
A Scourge for Heretical Witches
170(2)
Nicholas Jacquier
Jehan de la Case Is Pardoned for Killing a Witch-Finder
172(4)
VI The Hammer of Witches 176(54)
Summis desiderantes affectibus
177(3)
Pope Innocent VIII
The Malleus Maleficarum
180(49)
Heinrich Kramer
Jacob Sprenger
The Pursuit of Witches in Lombardy
229(1)
Pope Alexander VI
VII Humanists, Sorcerers, Preachers, and Popes 230(29)
A Terrible Case of Sorcery in Orleans
231(5)
Desiderius Erasmus
Die Emeis
236(3)
Johann Geiler von Kayserberg
Gainfrancesco Pico della Mirandola: Strix
239(6)
On Diabolical Witchcraft
245(14)
Pope Hadrian VI
VIII The Problem of Sorcery and Witchcraft in the Age of the Reformation 259(71)
The Two Kinds of Sorcery and the Reformation
261(4)
Martin Luther
Witchcraft and the Reformation
265(5)
John Calvin
De veneficiis
270(3)
Lambert Daneau
Tratado muy sotil y bien fundado
273(7)
Martin de Castanega
De praestigiis daemonum
280(10)
Johann Weyer
On the Demon-Mania of Witches
290(12)
Jean Bodin
The Confessions of the Chelmsford Witches
302(6)
The Prosecutions at Trier
308(10)
The Prosecutions in Scotland
318(4)
Demonolatry
322(8)
Nicholas Remy
IX Witchcraft Prosecutions in the Seventeenth Century 330(62)
Disquisitiones magicarum
331(3)
Martin Del Rio
The Masque of Queens
334(11)
Ben Jonson
The Trial of Marie Cornu
345(3)
The Prosecutions at Bamberg
348(5)
The Prosecutions at Wurzburg
353(1)
The Prosecutions at Bonn
354(1)
The Devils of Loudun
355(4)
The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry
359(8)
``A Discourse on Witches''
367(3)
Cotton Mather
Sadducismus Triumphatus
370(22)
Joseph Glanvill
X Belief, Skepticism, Doubt, and Disbelief in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries 392(57)
Discoverie of Witchcraft
394(8)
Reginald Scot
``Concerning Cripples''
402(4)
Michel de Montaigne
The Political Works
406(1)
Benedict de Spinoza
A Spanish Inquisitor on Witchcraft and Evidence
407(12)
Alonso de Salazar Frias
Leviathan
419(6)
Thomas Hobbes
Cautio criminalis
425(4)
Friedrich Spee
The Enchanted World
429(7)
Balthasar Bekker
The Recantation of the Salem Village Jurors
436(2)
Answer to the Questions of a Provincial
438(6)
Pierre Bayle
Witchcraft and the Law
444(5)
Christian Thomasius
Acknowledgments 449

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