9780815336747

Witchcraft, Healing, and Popular Diseases: New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology

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    9780815336747

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    0815336748

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-14
  • 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
Folk Medicine as Part of a Larger Concept Complex
1(24)
Bente Gullveig Alver
Torunn Selberg
Healing Charms in Use in England and Wales, 1700--1950
25(14)
Owen Davies
From Cunning Man to Natural Healer
39(10)
Hans de Waardt
Historians as Demonologists: The Myth of the Midwife Witch
49(26)
David harley
Witch Doctors, Soothsayers, and Priests. On Cunning Folk in European Historiography and Tradition
75(20)
Willem de Blecourt
On the Trail of the Witches: Wise Women, Midwives and the European Witch Hunts
95(31)
Ritta Horsley
Richard Horsley
The Rational Witchfinder: Conscience, Demonological Naturalism, and Popular Superstitions
126(27)
Stuart Clark
Witchcraft and Popular Religion in Early Modern Rothenburg ob der Tauber
153(19)
Alison Rowlands
Magical Healing, Love Magic, and the Inquisition in Late Sixteenth-Century Modena
172(28)
Mary O'Neil
The Church, the Devil and the Healing Activities of Living Saints in the Kingdom of Naples after the Council of Trent
200(22)
David Gentilcore
Witchcraft Beliefs and Social Control in Seventeenth-Century Malta
222(19)
Carmel Cassar
Magic, Popular Medicine, and Gender in Seventeenth-Century Mexico: The Case of Isabel de Montoya
241(20)
Amos Megged
Witchcraft in Portugal during the Eighteenth Century, Analysed through the Accusations of the Tribunal do Santo Oficio de Evora
261(6)
Maria Cristina Correa de Melo
Shamanistic Elements in Central European Witchcraft
267(26)
Gabor Klaniczay
Mihaly Hoppal
Indian Shamans and English Witches in Seventeenth-Century New England
293(16)
Alfred A. Cave
Shaman, Healer, Witch. Comparing Shamanism with Franconian Folk Magic
309(18)
Hans Sebald
Acknowledgments 327

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