Witches And Neighbours 2e / Edition 2

Witches And Neighbours 2e / Edition 2

by Briggs, Anthony Briggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631233261

ISBN-13: 9780631233268

Pub. Date: 02/25/2002

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Witches and Neighbours is a highly original and unconventional analysis of a fascinating historical phenomenon. Unlike other studies of the subject which focus on the mechanisms of persecution, this book presents a rich picture of witchcraft as an all-pervasive aspect of life in early modern Europe.

This book is not available from Blackwell in the United

Overview

Witches and Neighbours is a highly original and unconventional analysis of a fascinating historical phenomenon. Unlike other studies of the subject which focus on the mechanisms of persecution, this book presents a rich picture of witchcraft as an all-pervasive aspect of life in early modern Europe.

This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines.


  • A fascinating and accessible account of the central role of witchcraft in early modern Europe.
  • A standard work on the subject of witchcraft now available in a revised edition with an updated bibliography.
  • Presents an unconventional interpretation of the role and influence of witchcraft
  • Argues that witchcraft was as complex and changing as the society of which it formed a vital part.
  • Draws on a range of original sources to vividly illustrate the arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233268
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/25/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Maps.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Myths of the Perfect Witch.

2. The Experience of Bewitchment.

3. Supernatural Power and Magical Remedies.

4. The Projection of Evil.

5. Witch-Finders and Witch Cures.

6. Love and Hatred; Spouses and Kin.

7. Men against Women: The Gendering of Witchcraft.

8. The Age of Iron.

9. The Web of Power.

10. Internal and External Worlds.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Index.

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