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The Realities Of Witchcraft And Popular Magic In Early Modern Europe

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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.

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“The quality of this book, one of the first in the new "Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic" series, augurs well for the series' success.  Bever blends original research in the archives of Württemberg with an impressive range of secondary sources.  This important book merits attention from the academic community. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” - CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403997814
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

EDWARD BEVER received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1983. He was a software developer specializing in historical simulations before taking his present position as Professor of History at SUNY Old Westbury in 1997. He has published a book on African history and a number of articles on witchcraft and magic in Early Modern Europe.

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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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