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The witch-hunt in early modern Europe

Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people â€" most of them women â€" were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as well as political and legal factors. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate. The book:Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims th.

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  • "The witch-hunt in early modern Europe"@it
  • "Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe"@pl
  • "Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe"
  • "Witch-hunt in early modern Europe"@it
  • "caccia alle streghe in Europa"@it
  • "Caccia alle streghe"

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  • "Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people â€" most of them women â€" were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as well as political and legal factors. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate. The book:Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims th."@en
  • ""In this fully updated third edition of his study, Brian Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition. He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in early modern Europe."--Jacket."
  • ""Fearlessly, Brian Levack tackles a vast, complex subject and reduces it to a concise and lucid synthesis with consummate skill, challenging old assumptions and casting light into the darkest corners. This, the revised third edition, offers student and expert alike immediate access to an overwhelming secondary literature, establishing it as the essential starting point for the study of early modern witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials." "Dr Malcolm Gaskill, Universityof Cambridge" "Now, at last, with Brian Levack's careful, scholarly and critical survey, a thoroughly reliable introduction to the whole literature is available. Levack appears to have read every significant work, both new and old and in most relevant languages, and has judiciously sifted out the information, pondered on it, and come up with balanced and sensible verdicts." "Henry Kamen, History Today" "Levack's logical sorting of a prodigious amount of material has resulted in one of the most informative and comprehensive works of its genre."Hans Sebald, American Historical Review An enthralling and exceptional study, Levack focuses on the great age of witch-hunting in Europe(and also in colonial America), between 1450 and 1750. He discusses how in these years more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted for allegedly practising harmful magic and worshipping the Devil. He sets out to answer who the accused and accusers were but most importantly Why, after more than 200 years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away?"
  • "This book first appeared in 1987. It focuses on the great age of witch-hunting in Europe (and also in colonial America), between 1450 and 1750. In these years more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted by secular and ecclesiastical courts across Europe for allegedly practising harmful magic and worshipping the Devil. The book sets out to answer the major questions that this strange and terrible phenomenon evokes today. Why did the trials take place? Why did they suddenly proliferate in Europe at this time? How many trials were there, and where, and what were the outcomes? Why were more witches prosecuted in some countries than others? Who were the accused and who were their accusers? Why, after more than 200 years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away? What did they tell us about the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and, in particular, the position of women within it? In this timely Second Edition, Brian Levack now incorporates the latest scholarship on the subject."@en
  • "This book first appeared in 1987. It focuses on the great age of witch-hunting in Europe (and also in colonial America), between 1450 and 1750. In these years more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted by secular and ecclesiastical courts across Europe for allegedly practising harmful magic and worshipping the Devil. The book sets out to answer the major questions that this strange and terrible phenomenon evokes today. Why did the trials take place? Why did they suddenly proliferate in Europe at this time? How many trials were there, and where, and what were the outcomes? Why were more witches prosecuted in some countries than others? Who were the accused and who were their accusers? Why, after more than 200 years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away? What did they tell us about the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and, in particular, the position of women within it? In this timely Second Edition, Brian Levack now incorporates the latest scholarship on the subject."
  • ". Positief beoord. in "Boekengids" 70,9 (nov'92)."
  • ""In this fully updated third edition of his study, Brian Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition. He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in early modern Europe." --Book Jacket."@en
  • ""In this fully updated third edition of his study, Brian Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition. He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in early modern Europe." --Book Jacket."

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  • "La caza de brujas en la Europa Moderna"
  • "The witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe"
  • "The Witch-hunt in early modern Europe"
  • "Hexenjagd : Die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa"
  • "The witch-hunt in early modern Europe"@en
  • "The witch-hunt in early modern Europe"
  • "La Caccia Alle Streghe : in Europa Agli Inzi dell'Eta Moderna"
  • "La caccia alle streghe in Europa agli inizi dell'età moderna"
  • "La caccia alle streghe in Europa agli inizi dell'età moderna"@it
  • "La caza de brujas en la Europe moderna"@es
  • "Hexenjagd die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung in Europa"
  • "La Caza de brujas en la Europa Moderna"
  • "De heksenjacht in Europa 1450-1750"
  • "Hexenjagd : die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa"@it
  • "Hexenjagd : die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa"
  • "La caccia alle streghe in Europa : agli inizi dell'età moderna"@it
  • "The witch-hunt in the early modern Europe"@en
  • "La Caccia Alle Streghe in Europa agli inizi dell'Eta Moderna"
  • "Hexenjagd : die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung in Europa"
  • "The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe"
  • "The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe"@en
  • "La Caza de brujas en la Europa moderna"
  • "Hexenjagd die Geschichte der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa"
  • "La caza de brujas en la Europa moderna"@es
  • "Polowanie na czarownice w Europie wczesnonowożytnej"@pl
  • "Polowanie na czarownice w Europie wczesnonowożytnej"
  • "The Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe"@en
  • "La caccia alle streghe : in Europa agli inizi dell'età moderna"@it

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