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Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period

Author: Michelle D Brock; Richard Raiswell; David R Winter; Springer International Publishing
Publisher: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2018
Series: Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the manifold ways of knowing-and knowing about- preternatural beings such as demons, angels, fairies, and other spirits that inhabited and were believed to act in early modern  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Elektronische Reproduktion
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle D Brock; Richard Raiswell; David R Winter; Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 3319757377 9783319757377 9783319757384 3319757385
OCLC Number: 1041111715
Description: xv, 317 Seiten Illustrationen 21 cm x 14.8 cm
Contents: Theory and Practice in Early Modern Epistemologies of the Preternatural; Michelle Brock and David Winter.- Part I: Knowing in Theory.- Knowing the Spirit(s) in the Dutch Radical Reformation: From Physical Perception to Rational Doubt, 1536-1690; Gary Waite.- Hell and Fairy: The Differentiation of Fairies and Demons within British Ritual Magic of the Early Modern Period; Daniel Harms.- Preternatural Peasants and the Discourse of Demons: Xenoglossy, Superstition, and Melancholy in Early Modern Spain; Andrew Keitt.- Testing for Demonic Obsession: Goclenius, Scribonius, and the Lemgo Witchcraft Trial of 1583; Stefan Hessbruggen-Walter.- The Damned Trinity: Judas, the Devil, and the Hell-Beast in Russian Iconography; Dmitriy Antonov.- Part II: Knowing in Practice.- Curious Companions: Spirit Conjuring and Alchemy in the Sixteenth Century; Frank Klaassen.- Edward Terry and the Demons of India; Richard Raiswell.- Jesuit Missionaries and the Accommodationist Demons of New France; Mairi Cowan.- Angels, Devils, and Discernment in Early Modern Scotland; Martha McGill.- Discerning Spirits in the Early Enlightenment: The Case of the French Prophets; Michael B. Riordan.- Afterword: The Science of Knowing Spirits: Rationality and the Invisible World; Nancy Mandeville Caciola.- Index.
Series Title: Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Responsibility: Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter (Editors)
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