Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

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by Stuart Clark
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198208082
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
1,124,338
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1720L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

PART I : LANGUAGE 1. Witchcraft and Language 2. Festivals and Sabbaths 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
PART II : SCIENCE 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
PART III: HISTORY 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
PART IV: RELIGION 29. Witchcraft anRd Religion 30. Cases of Conscience 31. Popular Magic 32. Superstition 33. Reformation
34. Acculturation by Text 35. Protestant Witchcraft, Catholic Witchcraft
PART V: POLITICS 36. Politics and Witchcraft 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
Postscript Bibliography Index

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