Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History by Alan Charles Kors

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History by Alan Charles Kors

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

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2001 The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the phenomenon of witchcraft, taking into account the remarkable scholarship since the book's publication almost thirty years ago. Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of Witchcraft in Europe assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays-which have been revised to reflect current research-and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in Witchcraft in Europe vividly illumine the dark side of the European mind.

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SKU GOR005862172
Title Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History
Author Edited by Alan Charles Kors
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0812217519
ISBN 13 9780812217513
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2001 The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the phenomenon of witchcraft, taking into account the remarkable scholarship since the book's publication almost thirty years ago. Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of Witchcraft in Europe assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays-which have been revised to reflect current research-and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in Witchcraft in Europe vividly illumine the dark side of the European mind.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005862172
Title Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History
Author Edited by Alan Charles Kors
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0812217519
ISBN 13 9780812217513
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No