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Witchcraft narratives in Germany : Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Author: Alison Rowlands
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in early modern European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at why witch-trials failed to escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe. Using the legal records of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the book explores the social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Rowlands
ISBN: 0719052599 9780719052590
OCLC Number: 472538017
Description: 248 s. : kort.
Contents: AcknowledgementsMapIntroduction1. 'An honourable man should not talk about that which he cannot prove': slander and speech about witchcraft2. The devil's power to delude: elite beliefs about witchcraft and magic3. 'One cannot . hope to obtain the slightest certainty from him': the first child-witch in Rothenburg, 15874. 'When will the burning start here?': the Catholic challenge during the Thirty Years' War5. Posion, seduction and magical theft: gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft6. 'God will punish both poor and rich': the idioms and risks of defiance in the trial of Margaretha Horn, 1652ConclusionAppendix: Trials for witchcraft in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 1549-1709BibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Studies in early modern European history.
Responsibility: Alison Rowlands.

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