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Author Stockland, Etienne, author

Title The Night Battles / Etienne Stockland
Edition First edition
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Series The Macat Library
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Ways in to The Text; Who is Carlo Ginzburg?; What Does The Night Battles Say?; Why Does The Night Battles Matter?; Section 1: Influences; Module 1: The Author and The Historical Context; Module 2: Academic Context; Module 3: The Problem; Module 4: The Author's Contribution; Section 2: Ideas; Module 5: Main Ideas; Module 6: Secondary Ideas; Module 7: Achievement; Module 8: Place in the Author's Work; Section 3: Impact; Module 9: The First Responses; Module 10: The Evolving Debate; Module 11: Impact and Influence Today; Module 12: Where Next?
Glossary of TermsPeople Mentioned in the Text; Works Cited
Summary "In The Night Battles, Carlo Ginzburg does more than introduce his readers to a novel group of supposed witches - the Benandanti, from the northern Italian province of Friulia. He also invents and deploys new and creative ways of tackling his source material that allow him to move beyond their limitations. Witchcraft documents are notoriously tricky sources - produced by elites with fixed views, they are products of questioning designed to prove or disprove guilt, rather than understand the subtleties of belief, and are very often the products of torture. Ginzburg placed great stress on variations in the evidence of the Benandanti over time to reveal changing patterns of belief, and also focused on the concept of 'reading against the text' - essentially looking as much at what is absent from the record as at what is present in it, and attempting to understand what the absences mean. His work not only pioneered the creation of a new school of historical study - 'microhistory' - it is also a great example of the creative thinking skills of connecting things together in an original way, producing novel explanations for existing evidence, and redefining an issue so as to see it in a new light."--Provided by publisher
Subject Ginzburg, Carlo. Benandanti. English.
SUBJECT Benandanti (Ginzburg, Carlo) fast
Subject Occultism.
Witches -- Italy
occult sciences.
Form Electronic book
Author Freeman, Luke
ISBN 9781912281473