Possession and Exorcism

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1992-11-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
The Failure of Exorcism in the Middle Agesp. 2
A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosisp. 21
The Devils of Toulon: Demonic Possession and Religious Politics in Eighteenth-Century Provencep. 63
The Devil and the German People: Reflections on the Popularity of Demon Possession in Sixteenth-Century Germanyp. 113
Catholic and Lutheran Reactions to Demon Possession in the Late Seventeenth Century: Two Case Historiesp. 135
The Exorcism Controversy and Baptism in the Late Reformationp. 161
"A Woman under the Influence": A Case of Alleged Possession in Sixteenth-Century Francep. 183
Psychosocial Interpretations of Exorcismp. 203
Psychopathology in the Social Process: Dance Frenzies, Demonic Possession, Revival Movements and Similar So-Called Psychic Epidemics: An Interpretationp. 219
Ergotism: The Satan Loosed in Salem?p. 251
Ergotism and the Salem Village Witch Trialsp. 258
Demonic Possession, Mesmerism, and Hysteria: A Social Psychological Perspective on Their Historical Interrelationsp. 263
Demonic Possession Used as Propaganda in the Later 16th Centuryp. 283
Attitudes to Witchcraft and Demonic Possession in France during the Eighteenth Centuryp. 296
Spirit Possession and Deprivation Cultsp. 311
Acknowledgmentsp. 335
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