Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (Heftet)

Serie: European Culture and Society 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 296
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333754344
Omtale Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
Bringing together the fields of Reformation and witchcraft studies, Gary K. Waite reveals how the early-modern period's religious conflicts led to widespread confusion and uncertainty, against which alleged disbolical conspiracies served to reaffirm orthodoxy. As with the vicious persecution of Anabaptists, witch hunting was a means of restoring belief in the veracity of official teachings about the supernatural realm. Waite argues that it was only when the authorities came to terms with religious pluralism that there was a corresponding decline in witch panics.

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