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Witchcraft in Europe and the New World, 1400-1800

Author: P G Maxwell-Stuart
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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This book illuminates the way in which people in the early modern era framed their ideas about the Creator and the created universe in terms of magic. This perspective informed and molded theology, philosophy, the law, medicine, and the sciences, as well as offered practical help with the problems of everyday life. The study of witchcraft (as a particular manifestation of this mental world), helps to illustrate many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P G Maxwell-Stuart
ISBN: 0333764641 9780333764640 033376465X 9780333764657
OCLC Number: 45439953
Description: viii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Themes and definitions --
2. Late mediaeval attitudes to witchcraft --
3. Two influential witchcraft treatises --
4. The effects of the early Reformation --
5. A widespread intent to prosecute --
6. Witches in the north and east --
7. Witches in the New World --
8. The decline in prosecutions.
Responsibility: P.G. Maxwell-Stuart.
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The aim of the text is to provide an insight into the way in which people in the early modern period framed their ideas about the Creator and the created universe in terms of magic. This mental  Read more...

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