Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography

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This is the first book to offer a detailed modern survey of witchcraft historiography. By using a broad chronological structure, from contemporary responses through to modern day developments in historical theory in relation to the study of the history of witchcraft, the book draws on contributions from a range of leading experts to provide a much-needed overview of the area.

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Overview

This is the first book to offer a detailed modern survey of witchcraft historiography. By using a broad chronological structure, from contemporary responses through to modern day developments in historical theory in relation to the study of the history of witchcraft, the book draws on contributions from a range of leading experts to provide a much-needed overview of the area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403911766
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Palgrave Advances Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Barry is with the University of Exeter. Owen Davies is with the Department of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; J.Barry & O.Davies
• The Contemporary Historical Debate 1400-1800; P.Maxwell-Stuart
• The Nineteenth-Century: Medievalism and Witchcraft 1800-1914; C.Tuczay
• The Reality of Witchcults Reasserted: Fertility and Satanism; J.Wood
• The Social Anthropology of Witchcraft: Rationality and Function of Beliefs; R.Jenkins
• Culture Wars: Religion and Acculturation; M.Nenomen
• Crime and the Law; B.Levack
• Science and Medicine; P.Elmer
• Gender, Mind and Body: Feminism and Psychoanalysis; K.Hodgkin
• Thinking Witchcraft: The Linguistic Turban and Intellectual History; M.Gibson
• The Returban of the Supernatural; W.de Blecourt
• Modernity and Post-Modernity; J.Pearson

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