Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography

Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography


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Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography by J. Barry

This is the first book to offer a detailed modern survey of Witchcraft historiography. By using a broad chronological structure, from contemporary responses through to modern day, the book draws on contributions from a range of leading experts in the field to provide a much-needed overview of the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403911766
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Series: Palgrave Advances
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

WILLEM DE BLÉCOURT Lecturer, University of Surrey, Roehampton, UK
PETER ELMER Senior Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Open University, UK
MARION GIBSON Lecturer in English Literature, University of Exeter, UK
KATHERINE HODGKIN Principal Lecturer in History, University of East London, UK
RICHARD JENKINS Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield, UK
BRIAN P. LEVACK John Green Regents Professor in History, University of Texas, USA
P. G. MAXWELL-STUART Honorary Lecturer in History University of St. Andrews, UK
MARKO NENONEN Assistant Professor in History, University of Tampere, Finland
JO PEARSON Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK
RAISA MARIA TOIVO Lecturer in History, University of Tampere, Finland
CHRISTA TUCZAY Lecturer in Medieval History and Literature, University of Vienna, Austria
JULIETTE WOOD Associate Lecturer in the Department of Welsh, University of Cardiff, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction; J.Barry & O.Davies The Contemporary Historical Debate 1400-1800; P.G.Maxwell-Stuart Science, Medicine and Witchcraft; P.Elmer The Nineteenth-Century: Medievalism and Witchcraft 1800-1914; C.Tuczay The Reality of Witchcults Reasserted: Fertility and Satanism; J.Wood The Witch-Craze as Holocaust: The Rise of Persecuting Societies; R.M.Toivo Culture Wars: Religion and Acculturation; M.Nenonen The Return of the Supernatural; Blecourt Crime and the Law; B.P.Levack Thinking Witchcraft: The Linguistic Turn and Intellectual History; M.Gibson Gender, Mind and Body: Feminism and Psychoanalysis; K.Hodgkin The Social Anthropology of Witchcraft: Rationality and Function of Beliefs; R.Jenkins Writing Witchcraft: The Historian's History, the Practioner's Past; J.Pearson-Overend

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