Beyond the witch trials: witchcraft and magic in Enlightenment Europe

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - History - 211 pages
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Beyond the Witch Trialsis an important volume on the nature of witchcraft and magic in European society during the Enlightenment. This innovative book provides the reader with a challenging variety of approaches and sources of information, as well as advancing the study of witchcraft into the eighteenth century.The essays cover England, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, and examine the experience of and attitudes towards witchcraft in those countries. The contributors come from different academic disciplines and move beyond the usual historical perspectives and sources.They emphasize the importance of studying such themes as the aftermath of witch trials, the continued role of cunning-folk in society, and the nature of the witchcraft discourse in different social contexts.

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witchcraft and the symbolics of hierarchy
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magic witchcraft and Church
26
Feijoo versus the falsely
45
Copyright

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Owen Davies is Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire.

Willem de Blécourt is Honorary Research Fellow at the Huizinga Institute, Amsterdam.

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