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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : a documentary history

Author: Alan Charles Kors; Edward Peters
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2001.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of Witchcraft in Europe assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary  Read more...
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Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)879561695
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Charles Kors; Edward Peters
ISBN: 0812217519 9780812217513 0812235851 9780812235852
OCLC Number: 45024571
Notes: Revised edition of: Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700 / Alan Charles Kors. 1972.
Description: xiv, 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Problem of European Witchcraft --
I. Christianizing the Traditions : --
Augustine: On Christian Teaching --
2. Caesarius of Arles: Sermon 54 --
3. Isidore of Seville, Etymologies --
4. Halitgar of Cambrai: The "Roman" Penitential --
II. Sorcery in Christendom : --
5. Regino of Prum: A Warning to Bishops --
6. Burchard of Worms: The Corrector, sive Medicus --
7. Hugh of St. Victor: The Didascalicon --
William of Malmesbury: The Sorceress of Berkeley --
9. Master Gratian: The Decretum --
10. John of Salisbury: The Policraticus --
11. Ralph of Coggeshall: The Heretics of Rheims --
12. Jacobus de Voragine: The Life of St. Justina --
III. Thomas Aquinas on Sorcery and the Nature of Evil : --
13. From the Summa contra gentiles --
14. From the Summa theologiae --
15. From Quodlibet XI --
16. From the Commentary on the Four Books of Sentences --
17. Jacopo Passavanti: The Mirror of True Penitence : --
IV. Popes, Theologians, Preachers, Lawyers, and Judges : --
18. Pope Gregory IX: Vox in Rama --
19. Pope Alexander IV: Sorcery and the Inquisitors --
20. William, Cardinal of Santa Sabina: Sorcery and the Inquisitors --
21. Pope John XXII: Sorcery and the Inquisitors --
22. Nicolau Eymeric: The Directorium inquisitorum --
23. The Theology Faculty of the University of Paris Condemns Sorcery --
24 Bernardino of Siena Preaches Against Women Sorcerers --
V The Sect of Diabolical Witches : --
25. Pope Alexander V to Pontus Fougeyron on New Sects --
26. Pope Eugenius IV: Two Letters on the Pressing Danger --
27. Johannes Nider: The Formicarius --
28 The Errores Gazariorum --
29 Claude Tholosan: Ut magorum et maleficiorum errores --
30. Martin Le Franc: The Defender of Ladies --
31. Nicholas Jacquier: A Scourge for Heretical Witches --
32. Jehan de la Case is Pardoned for Killing a Witch-Finder --
VI. The Hammer of Witches : --
33. Pope Innocent VIII: Summis Desiderantes Affectibus --
34. Henrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger: The Malleus Maleficarum --
35. Pope Alexander VI: The Pursuit of Witches in Lombardy --
VII. Humanists, Sorcerers, Preachers, and Popes : --
36. Desiderius Erasmus: A Terrible Case of Sorcery in Orléans --
37. Johann Geiler von Kayserberg: Die Emeis --
38. Dianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola: Strix --
39. Pope Hadrian VI: On Diabolical Witchcraft --
VIII. The Problem of Sorcery and Witchcraft in the Age of the Reformation : --
40. Martin Luther: Two Kinds of Sorcery and the Reformation --
41. John Calvin: Witchcraft and the Reformation --
42. Lambert Daneau: De Veneficiis --
43. Martín de Castañeda: Tratado Muy Sotil y Bien Fundado --
44. Johann Weyer: De Praetigiiis Daemonum --
45. Jean Bodin: On the Demon-Mania of Witches --
46. The Confessions of the Chelmsford Witches --
47. The Prosecutions at Trier --
48. The Prosecutions in Scotland --
49. Nicholas Rémy: Demonolatry --
IX. Witchcraft Prosecutions in the Seventeenth Century : --
50. Martín Del Rio: Disquisitiones Magicarum --
51. Ben Jonson: The Masque of Queens --
52. The Trial of Marie Cornu --
53. The Prosecutions at Bamberg --
54. The Prosecutions at Würzburg --
55. The Prosecutions at Bonn --
56. The Devils of Loudun --
57. The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry --
58. Cotton Mather: "A Discourse on Witches" --
59. Joseph Glanvill: Sadducismus Triumphatus --
X. Belief, Skepticism, Doubt, and Disbelief in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries : --
60. Reginald Scot: Discoverie of Witchcraft --
61. Michel de Montaigne: "Concerning Cripples" --
62. Benedict de Spinoza: The Political Works --
63. Alonso de Salazar Frias: A Spanish Inquisitor on Witchcraft and Evidance --
64 Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan --
65. Friedrich Spee: Cautio Criminalis --
66. Balthasar Bekker: The Enchanted World --
67. The Recantation of the Salem Village Jurors --
68 Pierre Bayle: Answer to the Questions of a Provincial --
69. Christian Thomasius: Witchcraft and the Law
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Charles Kors and Edward Peters ; revised by Edward Peters.

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