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The European witch-hunt, Julian Goodare

Label
The European witch-hunt
Title
The European witch-hunt
Statement of responsibility
Julian Goodare
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The European Witch-Hunt seeks to explain why thousands of people, mostly lower-class women, were deliberately tortured and killed in the name of religion and morality during three centuries of intermittent witch-hunting throughout Europe and North America. Combining perspectives from history, sociology, psychology and other disciplines, this book provides a comprehensive account of witch-hunting in early modern Europe. Julian Goodare sets out an original interpretation of witch-hunting as an episode of ideologically-driven persecution by the 'godly state' in the era of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Full weight is also given to the context of village social relationships, and there is a detailed analysis of gender issues. Witch-hunting was a legal operation, and the courts' rationale for interrogation under torture is explained. Panicking local elites, rather than central governments, were at the forefront of witch-hunting. Further chapters explore folk beliefs about legendary witches, and intellectuals' beliefs about a secret conspiracy of witches in league with the Devil. Witch-hunting eventually declined when the ideological pressure to combat the Devil's allies slackened. A final chapter sets witch-hunting in the context of other episodes of modern persecution
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodare, Julian,
Dewey number
133.43094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witch hunting
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
Label
The European witch-hunt, Julian Goodare
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Witchcraft! -- 2. Towards witch-hunting -- 3. Witchcraft and the intellectuals -- 4. Witches in the community -- 5. Witchcraft and folk belief -- 6. Witches and the godly state -- 7. Witches in court -- 8. The dynamics of witch-hunting -- 9. Women, men and witchcraft -- 10. The end of witch-hunting -- 11. Perspectives on the witch-hunt
Control code
ocn951100852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 430 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315560458
Lccn
2015050307
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40026189044
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951100852
Label
The European witch-hunt, Julian Goodare
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Witchcraft! -- 2. Towards witch-hunting -- 3. Witchcraft and the intellectuals -- 4. Witches in the community -- 5. Witchcraft and folk belief -- 6. Witches and the godly state -- 7. Witches in court -- 8. The dynamics of witch-hunting -- 9. Women, men and witchcraft -- 10. The end of witch-hunting -- 11. Perspectives on the witch-hunt
Control code
ocn951100852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 430 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315560458
Lccn
2015050307
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40026189044
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951100852

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