Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History

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Alan Kors, Alan Charles Kors, Professor of History Alan Charles Kors, Edward Peters
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001 - 451 Seiten
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book, 2001 "Revisions have made this anthology stronger and even more essential."--Choice Praise for the first edition: "Comprehensive, original, scholarly, philosophically searching and meticulously prepared...The volume, copiously illustrated, reveals the shocking impact of the belief in witches on Europe's Middle Ages, and examines the struggles of thinkers...to confront the phenomenon on rational terms. This is a major work in the genre."--Publishers Weekly "Anyone prepared to come to grips with man's most bloody assault on his domestic enemy should read with care this learned, handsome--and sickening book."--John F. Benton "An indispensable source book."--Choice The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the phenomenon of witchcraft, taking into account the remarkable scholarship since the book's publication almost thirty years ago. 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 illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays--which have been revised to reflect current research--and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in Witchcraft in Europe vividly illumine the dark side of the European mind. Alan Charles Kors is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Atheism in France, 1650-1729 and (with Harvey A. Silvergate) The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses. Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Torture and The First Crusade, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
 

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Provides many of the documents that influenced the time of the trials. This is a newer edition than the one I have... which I assume might have more in it...? Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Problem of European Witchcraft
1
I
41
Sermon 54
47
The Roman Penitential
54
A Warning to Bishops
60
The Didascalicon
67
The Policraticus
77
THOMAS AQUINAS ON SORCERY AND THE NATURE OF EVIL
87
Martin de Castanega Tratado muy sotilybien fundado
273
De praestigiis daemonum
280
On the DemonMania of Witches
290
The Confessions of the Chelmsford Witches
302
The Prosecutions at Trier
308
The Prosecutions in Scotland
318
Nicholas Remy Demonolatry
322
WITCHCRAFT PROSECUTIONS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
330

From the Summa contra gentiles
90
From the Summa theologiae
96
From Quodlibet XI
103
From the Commentary on the Four Books of Sentences
104
The Mirror of True Penitence
105
POPES THEOLOGIANS PREACHERS LAWYERS AND fUDGES
112
Vox in Rama
114
Sorcery and the Inquisitors
116
Sorcery and the Inquisitors
118
Sorcery and the Inquisitors
119
The Directorium inquisitorum
120
The Theology Faculty of the University of Paris Condemns Sorcery
127
Bernardino of Siena Preaches Against Women Sorcerers
133
THE SECT OF DIABOLICAL WITCHES
149
Pope Alexander V to Pontus Fougeyron on New Sects
152
Two Letters on the Pressing Danger
153
The Formicarius
155
The Errores Gazariorum
159
Ut magomm et maleficiorum errores
163
The Defender of Ladies
166
A Scourge for Heretical Witches
170
fehan de la Case Is Pardoned for Killing a WitchFinder
172
THE HAMMER OF WITCHES
176
Summis desiderantes affectibus
177
The Malleus Maleficarum
180
The Pursuit of Witches in Lombardy
229
HUMANISTS SORCERERS PREACHERS AND POPES
230
A Terrible Case of Sorcery in Orleans
231
Die Emeis
236
Strix
239
On Diabolical Witchcraft
245
THE PROBLEM OF SORCERY AND WITCHCRAFT IN TRE AGE OF THE REFORMATION
259
The Two Kinds of Sorcery and the Reformation
261
Witchcraft and the Reformation
265
De veneficiis
270
Disquisitiones magicamm
331
The Masque of Queens
334
The Trial of Marie Cornu
345
The Prosecutions at Bamberg
348
The Prosecutions at Wurzburg
353
The Prosecutions at Bonn
354
The Devils of Loudun
355
The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry
359
A Discourse on Witches
367
Sadducismus Triumphatus
370
Martin Del Rio title page
380
Adrian Hubcrti preparation for the sabbat
381
faspar Isaac Abomination dessorciers
382
Frans Francken the Younger Sabbat de sorcieres
383
SaintAubert La Premiere fois
384
David Teniers the Younger Le Depart pour le sabbat
385
Michael Herr Walpurgisnacht
386
Christian Thomasius On the Crime of Witchcraft frontispiece
387
William Hogarth Credulity Superstition and Fanaticism
388
fames Gillray Weird Sisters
389
Anton Wierz young witch
390
fohn BucklandWright illustration from Yew Leaf and Lotus Petal
391
BELIEF SKEPTICISM DOUBT AND DISBELIEF IN THE SIXTEENTH SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
392
Discoverie of Witchcraft
394
Concerning Cripples
402
The Political Works
406
A Spanish Inquisitor on Witchcraft and Evidence
407
Leviathan
419
Cautio criminalis
425
The Enchanted World
429
The Recantation of the Salem Village furors
436
Witchcraft and the Law
444
The Life of St fustina 81
450
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Über den Autor (2001)

Alan Charles Kors is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Atheism in France, 1650-1729 and (with Harvey A. Silvergate) The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses. Edward Peters is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Torture and The First Crusade, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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