Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

by Carlo Ginzburg

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Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath by Carlo Ginzburg

Weaving early accounts of witchcraft—trial records, ecclesiastical tracts, folklore, and popular iconography—into new and startling patterns, Carlo Ginzburg presents in Ecstasies compelling evidence of a hidden shamanistic culture that flourished across Europe and in England for thousands of years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140158588
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1992
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carlo Ginzburg is professor emeritus at Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of many books, including The Cheese and the WormsThe Night Battles, and Myths, Emblems, and Clues.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE
1. Lepers, Jews, Muslims
2. Jews, Heretics, Witches
PART TWO
1. Following the Goddess
2. Anomalies
3. To Combat in Ecstasy
4. Disguised as Animals
PART THREE
1. Eurasian Conjectures
2. Bones and Skin
Conclusion
Index

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