9780815336716

Witchcraft in Continental Europe: New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology

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    9780815336716

  • ISBN10:

    0815336713

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set,Articles onWitchcraft, Magic, and Demonology, extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Satan in Europe: The Geography of the Witch Hunts
2(33)
Richard M. Golden
Sweden: The Mass Burnings (1668-1676)
35(34)
Bengt Ankarloo
``Envious are all the People, Witches Watch at Every Gate'': Finnish Witches and Witch Trials in the Seventeenth Century
69(16)
Marko Nenonen
The Making of a Witch: The Guilty Triangle-as Illustrated in the Case against Elline Klokkers of Gjerpen
85(24)
Thor Hall
Herbert W.L. Burhenn
The Kirkjubol Affair: A Seventeenth-Century Icelandic Witchcraft Case Analyzed
109(28)
R. C. Ellison
Witchcraft in the Northern Netherlands
137(18)
Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra
The European Witchcraft Debate and the Dutch variant
155(14)
Marijke, Gijswijt-Hofstra
Witch-Hunting in Hungary: Social or Cultural Tensions?
169(24)
Gabor Klaniczay
Witch Beliefs and Witch Hunting in Central and Eastern Europe
193(8)
Gabor Klaniczay
Eva Pocs
``Wise Women'', Sinners, and the Poor: The Social Background in a 16th-18th-Century Calvinist City of Eastern Hungary
201(28)
Ildiko Kristof
Witchcraft in the Central Balkans I: Characteristics of Witches
229(16)
T. P. Vukanovic
The Role of the Episcopal Tribunal of Novara in the Suppression of Heresy and Witchcraft, 1563-1615
245(19)
Thomas Deutscher
The Jew as Witch: Displaced Aggression and the Myth of the Santo Nino de La Guardia
264(11)
Stephen Haliczer
The Visions of a Guachichil Witch in 1599: A Window on the Subjugation of Mexico's Hunter-Gatherers
275(24)
Ruth Behar
The Origins of the Witch-Craze in the Alps
299(22)
Arno Borst
A Quantitative Evaluation of Demographic, Gender, and Social Transformation Theories of the Rise of European Witch Hunting
321(30)
Philip Smith
Weather, Hunger, and Fear: The Origins of the European Witch Prosecutions in Climate, Society, and Mentality
351(28)
Wolfgang Behringer
Witches and Persecuting Societies
379(13)
J.A. Sharpe
State-Building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe
392(21)
Brian P. Levack
The Devil's Children: Child Witch-Trials in Early Modern Germany
413(20)
Robert Walinski-Kiehl
Evil Imaginings and Fantasies: Child Witches and the End of the Witch-Craze
433(34)
Lyndal Roper
The persecution of Witches as Restoration of Order: the Case of Germany, 1590s-1650s
467(15)
Hartmut Lehmann
Godly States: Confessional Conflict and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Germany
482(13)
Robert S Walinski-Kiehl
Acknowledgments 495

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