ISBN-10:
1137029765
ISBN-13:
9781137029768
Pub. Date:
01/08/2015
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
A History of Science, Magic and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe

A History of Science, Magic and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe

by Steven P. Marrone

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ISBN-13: 9781137029768
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Steven P. Marroneis Professor of History at Tufts University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction.-1. Superstition, Science and Magic, 200 BCE–1200 CE.-2. Popular Belief and the Rationalization of Religion, 700–1300.-3. Science, Magic and the Demonic, 1200–1400: The Catalyst.-4. Science, Magic and the Demonic, 1200–1400: The Reaction.-5. The Witchcraze and the Crisis of Early Modern Europe, 1400–1650.-6. Desacralized Science and Social Control, 1500–1700.-Conclusion.-Notes.-Index.

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Marrone's book is an insightful exploration of the interplay between magic, science, and religion in the intellectual tradition of Europe from the Middle Ages through to the end of the early modern period, and of the interplay between that intellectual tradition and developments in society, politics, and the broader culture that led first to the demonization of magic, then to the persecution of witches, and finally to the disenchantment of the modern world.' – Edward Bever, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, USA

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