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Possession and exorcism

Author: Brian P Levack
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1992.
Series: Articles on witchcraft, magic, and demonology, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Levack
ISBN: 0815310315 9780815310310
OCLC Number: 26129236
Notes: Reprint of works originally published 1962-1991.
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Volume introduction --
The failure of exorcism in the Middle Ages / Andre Goddu --
A Seventeenth Century demonological neurosis / Sigmund Freud --
The Devils of Toulon: demonic possession and religious politics in Eighteenth-Century Provence / B. Robert Kreiser --
The devil and the German people: reflections on the popularity of demon possession in the late Seventeenth Century Germany / H.C. Erik Midelfort --
Catholic and Lutheran reactions to demon possession in the late Seventeenth Century: two case histories / H.C. Erik Midelfort --
The exorcism controversy and baptism in the late-Reformation / Bodo Nischan --
"A woman under the influence": a case of alleged possession in Sixteenth-Century France / Anita M. Walker and Edmund H. Dickerman --
Psychosocial interpretations of exorcism / E. Mansell Pattison --
Psychopathology in the social process: dance frenzies, demonic possession, revival movements, and similar so-called psychic epidemics: an interpretation / George Rosen --
Ergotism: the Satan loose in Salem? / Linnda R. Caporael --
Ergotism and the Salem Village Witch Trials / Nicholas P. Spanos and Jack Gottlieb --
Demonic possession, Mesmerism, and hysteria: a social psychological perspective on their historical interrelations / Nicholas P. Spanos and Jack Gottlieb --
Demonic possession used as propaganda in the later 16th Century / D.P. Walker --
Attitudes in witchcraft and demonic possession in France during the Eighteenth Century / Kay S. Wilkins --
Spirit possession and deprivation cults / I.M. Lewis.
Series Title: Articles on witchcraft, magic, and demonology, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited with introductions by Brian P. Levack.

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