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The Resource The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

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The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
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The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
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edited by Brian P. Levack
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Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbors. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshiped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offense. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas
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YDXCP
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Levack, Brian P.
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Oxford handbooks
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  • Witch hunting
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witch hunting
  • Witchcraft
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The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1094065
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First paperback publication.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780198723639
Lccn
2015300527
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780198723639
  • (OCoLC)886743878
Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1094065
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First paperback publication.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780198723639
Lccn
2015300527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198723639
  • (OCoLC)886743878

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