Witchcraft in Europe 400 1700

41 John Calvin : Witchcraft and the Reformation John Calvin ( 1509 - 64 ) brought
the remarkable rigor and logic of his mind , the clarity and forcefulness of his
prose , and the total commitment of his soul to the service of the Protestant ...

Author: Alan Kors

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217513

Category: History

Page: 451

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A thoroughly revised, greatly expanded edition of the most important documentary history of European witchcraft ever published.

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

The last twenty - five years have been a golden period for the historical study of
witchcraft , transforming the subject from an esoteric byway into a regular concern
of social , religious and intellectual historians . Valuable research has been ...

Author: Jonathan Barry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521638753

Category: History

Page: 368

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This important collection brings together both established figures and new researchers to offer fresh perspectives on the ever-controversial subject of the history of witchcraft. Using Keith Thomas's Religion and the Decline of Magic as a starting point, the contributors explore the changes of the last twenty-five years in the understanding of early modern witchcraft, and suggest new approaches, especially concerning the cultural dimensions of the subject. Witchcraft cases must be understood as power struggles, over gender and ideology as well as social relationships, with a crucial role played by alternative representations. Witchcraft was always a contested idea, never fully established in early modern culture but much harder to dislodge than has usually been assumed. The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France, and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as a strong core of English material.

The Impossibility of Witchcraft

Author: Francis Bragge



Category: Trials (Witchcraft)

Page: 31

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Witchcraft Sorcery Rumors and Gossip

Witchcraft, Money, and Social Reproduction: The Ngoni and Other Cases Misty
Bastian (1993), in a study of contemporary ideas among the Igbo people of
Onitsha in Nigeria, points out cogently how suspicions of witchcraft open up
between ...

Author: Pamela J. Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004732

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence.

Indian Witchcraft

Mention is made of a number of spells used by monks and named after peacocks
, cats , tigers , lions and so on.89 MODERN WITCHCRAFT RITUALS Some
demons are said to have had human mistresses . A Chetty merchant in Tamil
Nadu ...

Author: Rajaram Narayan Saletore

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9780391024809

Category: India

Page: 216

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Witchcraft Magic and Culture 1736 1951

That from and after the said Twenty - fourth Day of June , no Prosecution , Suit , or
Proceeding , shall be commenced or carried on against any Person or Persons ...

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056567

Category: History

Page: 337

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Most studies of witchcraft and magic have been concerned with the era of the witch trials, a period that officially came to an end in Britain with the passing of the Witchcraft Act of 1736. But the majority of people continued to fear witches and put their faith in magic. Owen Davies here traces the history of witchcraft and magic from 1736 to 1951, when the passing of the Fraudulent Mediums Act finally erased the concept of witchcraft from the statute books. This original study examines the extent to which witchcraft, magic and fortune-telling continued to influence the thoughts and actions of the people of England and Wales in a period when the forces of "progress" are often thought to have vanquished such beliefs.

Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa

There are two aspects to witchcraft: beliefs and action. In Bugisu there is a series
of varying, mutually inconsistent and often vague beliefs about the nature of
supernatural evil and the people who use it. These beliefs form part of the
general ...

Author: John Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136551522

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which is studied within its wider social context. First published in 1963.

Witchcraft Today

He served many times on the society's board of directors and did not resign from
membership until after the publication of Witchcraft Today in 1954, which had
begun to make him notorious because of his claim that real Witches still existed.

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071340

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners. * Thorough introduction explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs * Provides A–Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy * A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess * Thorough chronology detailing the development of these modern religions

Witchcraft Mythologies and Persecutions

MIRJAM MENCEJ Countless books and papers have been written on witches,
witchcraft, and/or magic, which have approached their subjects from a variety of
perspectives and have dealt with them in different cultural and historical contexts.

Author: G bor Klaniczay

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326875

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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Scientific approach to esoteric and mystical themes.

Gender and Witchcraft

Sexual Witchcraft , Colonialism , and Women ' s Powers : Views from the Mexican
Inquisition In 1774 José de Ugalde , a white ( español ) muleteer from a town
near Querétaro , appeared before the Mexican Inquisition to lodge an accusation

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815336730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 406

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Literature of Witchcraft

witchcraft beliefs . Demonological classics like Malleus maleficarum ( 1486 - 7 )
or Jean ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815310266

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 339

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Witchcraft and Gender in Early Modern Society

Family , Women ' s Status and Power Family and immediate kin play an important
role in power relationships from all the perspectives of women ' s history in
general , in the history of witchcraft as well as in Agata ' s story in particular .

Author: Raisa Maria Toivo

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754664543

Category: History

Page: 231

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With a sharp eye for detail, Raisa Maria Toivo explores the gender implications of the complex system of household management and public representation in which seventeenth-century Finnish women and men negotiated their positions. From specific case studies of Finnish peasant women, Toivo broadens her narrative to include historiographical discussion on the history of witchcraft, on women's and gender history and on early modern social history, shedding new light on each theme.

Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia

E. PAUL DURRENBERGER While Treatment Of Misfortune is routine and
everyday, and, according to the Lisu scheme of things, some misfortunes are
caused by spirits and some by witchcraft or sorcery, accusations of witchcraft are
not ...

Author: C. W. Watson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824815158

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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Witchcraft holds a perennial fascination for scholars and the public at large. In Southeast Asia malign magic and sorcery are part of the routine experience of villagers and urban dwellers alike, and stories appearing in the press from time to time bear witness to a persisting public concern. The essays presented in this volume describe what people believe and what actions result from those beliefs. Not surprisingly, given the range and variety of cultures, considerable differences exist in the region. Among some cultures, in Thailand and Indonesia for example, sorcerers are said to possess spirits that empower them to cause illness and misfortune. Elsewhere, in Malaysia and Sumatra, the power of the dukun derives from the accumulation of arcane knowledge and mystical practice. Contributors describe the witches and sorcerers they have met and suggest both how their societies look upon them and how we in turn should regard them. Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia will appeal to scholars and students of social anthropology and comparative religion. Its substantial contribution to theoretical and comparative issues in a Southeast Asian context provides a fresh perspective on a stimulating topic.

New Perspectives on Witchcraft Magic and Demonology Witchcraft in the British Isles and New England

This fascinating trial , which lasted more than eighteen months , involved
demonic possession as well as witchcraft , and it had a lasting effect upon the
prosecution of the crime of witchcraft in England for the remainder of the
seventeenth ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815336723

Category: Healing

Page: 550

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Study of Witchcraft

I have called this book The Study of Witchcraft rather than The Study of Wicca in
order to include in it several areas of study. Loosely, Wicca is a religion defined
by the basic characteristics listed in the previous chapter. Witchcraft, on the other

Author: Deborah Lipp

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255046

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The Study of Witchcraft is a compendium for Wiccans who want to deepen their understanding of their traditions. Advanced Wiccan reaches beyond Wicca, delving into topics as diverse as history, psychology, divination, and lucid dreaming, The Study of Witchcraft introduces the reader to these topics, discussing each in depth and offering a one-of-a-kind course of study -- including recommended reading, offering readers --increasingly, solitary witches -- a self-study guide and a rich resource. The Study of Witchcraft includes information for all sorts of Wiccans; traditional, eclectic, radical, groups, and solitary. Wide-ranging topics also include Western occultism, myth and folklore, meditation, astrology, the Burning Times, history, herbalism, and much more. Deborah Lipp opens the book with a discussion of the past 40 years of Wiccan history and talks about the diverse people who call themselves Wiccans. Then, throughout the study guide portion, she offers information tailored to different types of Wiccans. Essentially, The Study of Witchcraft is a veritable master's degree in Wicca in book form! * Written for the needs of the modern wiccan, who learns primarily by self-study.

The Witchcraft Reader

EUROPEAN witchcraft have been remarkably quiet concerning the impact of
urbanization on the ...

Author: Darren Oldridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214933

Category: History

Page: 448

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The excellent reader offers a selection of the best historical writing on witchcraft, exploring how belief in witchcraft began, and the social and context in which this belief flourished.

Witchcraft in the Southwest

5 Pueblo Witchcraft BELIEF IN WITCHCRAFT and in manipulation of
supernatural powers for evil purposes was practically universal among American
Indians . Many of the rites and customs of black magic indulged in by inhabitants
of the New ...

Author: Marc Simmons

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803291164

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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A professional historian, author, editor, and translator, Marc Simmons has published numerous books and monographs on the Southwest as well as articles in more than twenty scholarly and popular journals.

Witchcraft Narratives in Germany

2 The devil's power to delude : elite beliefs about witchcraft and magic The
Rothenburg elites have left us few personal testimonies of their beliefs about
witchcraft and magic during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries . No record
of council ...

Author: Alison Rowlands

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052590

Category: History

Page: 248

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This is the only book in English to take a case-study approach to the witch trials of a particular part of Early Modern Germany.

Witchcraft in the Middle Ages

8 The Beginning of the Witch Craze , 1360-1427 N the period 1360-1427
witchcraft had not yet reached craze proportions , but with the increasing
disintegration of medieval society , the prince of disorder , the Devil , haunted the
popular and ...

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801492891

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 394

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Traces the origin, development and practice of medieval witchcraft throughout western Europe, and describes the movement's social and religious significance

Modern Witchcraft and Psychoanalysis

Witchcraft. Today. Part. One: The. Texts,. The. Tenets,. the. Rituals. The Craft, as
we know it today, has a maddeningly complex, disputatious history capable of
discouraging the most sanguine investigator. Some adherents point to Sir James

Author: Mel D. Faber

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634882

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 191

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Describes Wicca, or witchcraft as a modern religious practice, in terms of cultural history and psychoanalytic theory, and argues that it reflects the desire to return to childhood's dependence on the mother, while attaining personal power