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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History
 

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

Edited by Kors, Alan Charles
Revised by Peters, Edward

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book, 2001 "Revisions have made this anthology stronger and even more essential."--Choice Praise for the first edition: "Comprehensive, original, scholarly, philosophically searching and meticulously prepared...The volume, co...piously illustrated, reveals the shocking impact of the belief in witches on Europe's Middle Ages, and examines the struggles of thinkers...to confront the phenomenon on rational terms. This is a major work in the genre."--Publishers Weekly "Anyone prepared to come to grips with man's most bloody assault on his domestic enemy should read with care this learned, handsome--and sickening book."--John F. Benton "An indispensable source book."--Choice 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. Alan Charles Kors is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Atheism in France, 1650-1729 and (with Harvey A.Silvergate) The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses. Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Torture and The First Crusade, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
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ISBN 9780812217513
Released NZ 1 Dec 2000
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd edition
Series Middle Ages Series
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ISBN-13 9780812217513
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
Imprint University of Pennsylvania Press
Released 1 Dec 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) Edited by Kors, Alan Charles
Revised by Peters, Edward
Series Middle Ages Series
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Cultural Studies
European History
History of Specific Subjects
Occult Studies: Witchcraft
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 133.43094
Weight 682g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Witchcraft - Europe - History, History
NBS Text Alternative Belief Systems
ONIX Text College/higher education

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