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The witchcraft sourcebook, edited by Brian P. Levack

Label
The witchcraft sourcebook
Title
The witchcraft sourcebook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian P. Levack
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of trial records, laws, treatises, sermons, speeches, woodcuttings, paintings and literary texts illustrates how contemporaries from various periods have perceived alleged witches and their activities.
Member of
Dewey number
133.4/309
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Levack, Brian P.,
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  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
Summary expansion
The Witchcraft Sourcebook, now in its second edition, is a fascinating collection of documents that illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the eighteenth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted for witchcraft in Europe and colonial America. During these years the prominent stereotype of the witch as an evil magician and servant of Satan emerged. Catholics and Protestants alike feared that the Devil and his human confederates were destroying Christian society. Including trial records, demonological treatises and sermons, literary texts, narratives of demonic possession, and artistic depiction of witches, the documents reveal how contemporaries from various periods have perceived alleged witches and their activities. Brian P. Levack shows how notions of witchcraft have changed over time and considers the connection between gender and witchcraft and the nature of the witch's perceived power. This second edition includes an extended section on the witch trials in England, Scotland and New England, fully revised and updated introductions to the sources to include the latest scholarship and a short bibliography at the end of each introduction to guide students in their further reading. The Sourcebook provides students of the history of witchcraft with a broad range of sources, many of which have been translated into English for the first time, with commentary and background by one of the leading scholars in the field
Label
The witchcraft sourcebook, edited by Brian P. Levack
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. Witchcraft and magic in the ancient world -- pt. 2. The medieval foundations of witch-hunting -- pt. 3. Witch beliefs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- pt. 4. The trial and punishment of witches -- pt. 5. Witchcraft trials in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- pt. 6. Witchcraft trials in England, Scotland, and New England -- pt. 7. Demonic possession and witchcraft -- pt. 8. The skeptical tradition
Control code
ocn910847833
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unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317503552
Lccn
2014040253
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910847833
Label
The witchcraft sourcebook, edited by Brian P. Levack
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. Witchcraft and magic in the ancient world -- pt. 2. The medieval foundations of witch-hunting -- pt. 3. Witch beliefs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- pt. 4. The trial and punishment of witches -- pt. 5. Witchcraft trials in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- pt. 6. Witchcraft trials in England, Scotland, and New England -- pt. 7. Demonic possession and witchcraft -- pt. 8. The skeptical tradition
Control code
ocn910847833
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317503552
Lccn
2014040253
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910847833

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