The Realities Of Witchcraft And Popular Magic In Early Modern Europe

The Realities Of Witchcraft And Popular Magic In Early Modern Europe

by Edward Bever
     
 

This book explores the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses. The book complements and challenges existing scholarship, offering unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history.See more details below

Overview

This book explores the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses. The book complements and challenges existing scholarship, offering unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403997814
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• PART I: THE REALITY OF MALEFICIUM
• The Varieties of Maleficium
• Maleficium and Society
• PART II: THE REALITIES OF DIABOLISM
• The Devil in the Duchy of Württemberg
• Witch Dances and Witch Salves
• Sorcery, Satanism, and Shamanism * PART III: THE REALITIES OF BENEFICENT MAGIC
• Divination and Prophesy
• Benevolent Manipulative Magic
• PART IV: REPRESSION AND REALITY
• Magic in Society
• Conclusion

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