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Author Clark, Stuart.

Title Thinking with demons : the idea of witchcraft in early modern Europe / Stuart Clark
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997

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Description xvii, 827 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Witchcraft and Language -- 2. Festivals and Sabbats -- 3. Dual Classification -- 4. Contrariety -- 5. Inversion -- 6. The Devil, God's Ape -- 7. Witchcraft and Wit-Craft -- 8. Women and Witchcraft -- 9. Unstable Meanings -- 10. Witchcraft and Science -- 11. The Devil in Nature -- 12. The Causes of Witchcraft -- 13. Believers and Sceptics -- 14. Natural Magic -- 15. Demonic Magic -- 16. Prerogative Instances (1) -- 17. Prerogative Instances (2) -- 18. The Magical Power of Signs -- 19. Witchcraft and the Scientific Revolution -- 20. Witchcraft and History -- 21. Postremus Furor Satanae -- 22. Eschatology -- 23. The Life and Times of the Antichrist -- 24. The Witch as Portent -- 25. Witch-Cleansing -- 26. Understanding Possession -- 27. Possession, Exorcism, and History -- 28. Before Loudun -- 29. Witchcraft and Religion -- 30. Cases of Conscience -- 31. Popular Magic -- 32. Superstition -- 33. Reformation -- 34. Acculturation by Text
35. Protestant Witchcraft, Catholic Witchcraft -- 36. Witchcraft and Politics -- 37. Magistrates and Witches -- 38. Inviolability -- 39. The Charisma of Office -- 40. Mystical Politics -- 41. Marvellous Monarchy -- 42. Spectacles of Disenchantment -- 43. Kingcraft and Witchcraft -- 44. Bodin's Political Demonology
Summary This is a work of fundamental importance for our understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe. Stuart Clark offers a new interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of European intellectuals based on their publications in the field of demonology, and shows how these beliefs fitted rationally with many other views current in Europe between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries
Notes Mat Main copy 2 is 2005 reprint
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [687]-772) and index
Subject Demonology -- Europe -- History.
Witchcraft -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Religion.
LC no. 96016982
ISBN 0198200013 (alk. paper)
0198208081