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The witch-hunt in early modern Europe

Author: Brian P Levack
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In this fully updated third edition of his study, Brian Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition. He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in early modern Europe." --Book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Levack
ISBN: 0582419018 9780582419018
OCLC Number: 61309397
Description: xv, 344 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of tables --
List of plates --
Preface to the third edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the first edition --
1. Introduction --
2. The intellectual foundations --
3. The legal foundations --
4. The impact of the Reformation --
5. The social context --
6. The dynamics of witch-hunting --
7. The chronology and geography of witch-hunting --
8. The decline and end of witch-hunting --
9. Witch-hunting after the trials --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Brian P. Levack.
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Between 1450 and 1750, thousands of people were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. This book provides an introduction to the subject of witch-craft. It examines why  Read more...

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