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Witches : a psychoanalytic exploration of the killing of women

Author: Evelyn Heinemann
Publisher: London ; New York : Free Association Books, 2000.
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This book offers a new disturbing re-interpretation of the witch phenomenon. The author argues that the naming and persecution of women as witches in the 16th and 17th century resulted from the powerful unresolved psychic conflicts of their persecutors.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heinemann, Evelyn.
Witches.
London ; New York : Free Association Books, 2000
(OCoLC)607374408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Heinemann
ISBN: 1853434779 9781853434778 1853434787 9781853434785
OCLC Number: 42578906
Description: viii, 163 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Persecution of Witches --
Witchcraft Trials and the Persecution of Witches --
Did Women's Power Underlie the fear of Witches? --
The Notion of Witches --
How Women Became Witches --
Accusations of Witchcraft --
The Psychoanalysis of Witchcraft Accusations --
The Accused Women --
The Fear of Witches --
God and the Devil, the Virgin Mary and the Witch --
The Psychogenesis of the Notion of Witches and the Devil --
Childhood in the Early Modern Age --
The Early Modern Age --
Society --
The Drives and the Ego --
The Psychic Conflict --
The Reformer --
The Possessed --
The Changeling --
Child Witnesses --
The Living Saints --
Psychoanalysis and History --
Freud --
Psychoanalysis and Historians --
Psychoanalysis and Culture --
The Study in the Light of Psychoanalytic Theory --
Witches, Saints and the Superego --
Possessed Women and Hysteria --
Witches and Living Saints Today?
Responsibility: Evelyn Heinemann ; translated by Donald Kiraly.

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