Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Ankarloo, Bengt

Title The period of the witch trials / Bengt Ankarloo, Stuart Clark, William Monter
Published London : Athlone, 2002
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
Series Witchcraft and magic in Europe ; v. 4
Witchcraft and magic in Europe ; v. 4
Contents Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART 1: WITCH TRIALS IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE 1560-1660; Montgaillard, 1643; Features of Continental Witch Trials; Witchcraft and the Reformations; Three-quarters German? European Witch Trials 1560-1660; A German Sonderwegl; 1563: Weyer and Wiesensteig; Germany''s ''Superhunts'' (1586-1639); A Bavarian Sonderweg?; Confessionalism and Appellate Justice in the Empire; The ''Lotharingian Corridor'' and Francophone Witch-hunts; Witch-hunting in the Kingdom of France; Witchcraft and the Mediterranean Inquisitions; Witch-hunting after 1650: New and Old Patterns 49
PART 2: WITCH TRIALS IN NORTHERN EUROPE 1450-1700Introduction; The Rise of Government and the Judicial Revolution: Accusatorial versus Inquisitorial Regimes; Consolidation of Patriarchal Social Relations; Development of Theology and Demonology; Social Tensions on the Local Level; The Sixteenth Century; From Sorcery to Witchcraft; Witchcraft by Regions; Conclusion; PART 3: WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE; Chapter 1: Popular Magic; Magic at Work; The Meaning of Magic; Malefidum and Magic; Religious Reformation and Popular Magic; Chapter 2: Demonology; The Literature of Witchcraft
Witchcraft and Intellectual HistoryThe Politics of Witchcraft Belief; Languages of Witchcraft; Chapter 3: Intellectual Magic; ''The Greatest Profoundnesse of Natural Philosophic''; Intellectual Magic and the Scientific Revolution; Natural Magic and Demonic Magic; Magic and Politics; Bibliography; Index; A; C; B; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the ''Neoplatonic'' and ''Hermetic'' period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Trials (Witchcraft) -- Europe -- History
Witchcraft -- Europe -- History.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Magick Studies.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Witchcraft & Wicca.
Trials (Witchcraft)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Stuart.
Monter, E. William.
ISBN 1441127437