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The witches of Lorraine

Author: Robin Briggs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the richest archive of witchcraft trials found in Europe, this book paints a vivid picture of life amongst the people of a small duchy on the border of France. Robin Briggs' examination of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Briggs
ISBN: 0198225822 9780198225829
OCLC Number: 239324422
Awards: Winner of Honourable Mention: Katharine Briggs Folklore Award History Today Book of the Year 2008.
Description: XII, 404 Seiten : Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Dukes and their people: the context for witchcraft in Lorraine ; 2. Witchcraft Persecution in the Middle Kingdom and the Great Persecution in Lorraine ; 3. The Practice of Justice ; 4. Close readings: themes and variations ; 5. Fantasies of Evil: shapeshifting and sabbats ; 6. Reputations ; 7. Witch-finders, witchdoctors and healers ; 8. Witches in the country of Blamont ; 9. Saint-Die and its region ; 10. Urban Witches; Saint-Nicolas-de-Port and other towns ; 11. Male Witches ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Robin Briggs.

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