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Demonology, Religion, and Witchcraft

Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set, "Articles on" "Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology," extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.
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Kieckhefer, Richard. 'The Holy and the Unholy: Sainthood, Witchcraft, and Magic in Late Medieval Europe.' Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24 (1994). Clark, Stuart. 'The Rational Witchfinder: Conscience, Demonological Naturalism and Popular Superstitions.' In Steven Pumfrey, Paolo L. Rossi, and Maurice Slawinski eds., Science, Culture and Popular Belief in Renaissance Europe (Manchester, UK and New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 1991). Kieckhefer, Richard. 'The specific Rationality of Medieval Magic.' American Historical Review 99 (1994) Mormando, Franco. 'Bernardino of Siena, Popular Preacher and Witch-Hunter: A 1426 Witch Trial in Rome.' Fifteenth-Century Studies 24 (1998) Wilson, Eric. 'Institors of Innsbruck: Heinrich Institoris, the Summis Desiderantes and the Brixen Witch Trial of 1485.' In R. Scribner and T. Johnson, eds., Popular Religion in Germany and Central Europe 1400-1800' (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. 1996). Brauner, Sigrid. 'Martin Luther on Witchcraft: A True Reformer?' In Jean R. Brink, Allison P. Coudert, and Maryanne C. Horowitz eds., The Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe (Kirksville, MO: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, 1989). Clark, Stuart. 'Protestant Demonology: Sin, Superstition and Society (c.1520-1630).' In B. Ankarloo and G. Henningsen, eds., Early Modern European Witchcraft (Oxford, UK Oxford University Press, 1990). Roper, Lyndal. 'Magic and the Theology of the Body: Exorcism in Sixteenth-Century Augsburg.' In Charles Zika ed., No Gods Except Me: Orthodoxy and Religious Practice in Europe 1200-1600 (Melbourne: History Department, University of Melbourne, 1991). Rowlands, Alison. 'Witchcraft and Popular Religion in Early Modern Rothenburg ob der Tauber.' In R. Scribner and T. Johnson eds., Popular Religion in Germany and Central Europe 1400-1800 (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996). Carol, Baroja Julio. 'Witchcraft and Catholic Theology.' In B. Ankarloo and G. Henningsen, eds., Early Modern European Witchcraft (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1990) Gijswijt, Hofstra. 'Witchcraft and Tolerance: The Dutch Case.' Acta Ethnographica Hungarica 37 (1991-2) Zika, Charles. 'The Devil's Hoodwink: Seeing and Believing in the World of Sixteenth-Century Witchcraft.' In Charles Zika ed., No Gods Except Me: Orthodoxy and Religious Practice in Europe 1200-1600 (Melbourne: History Department, University of Melbourne, 1991). Elmer, Peter. ''Saints or Sorcerers': Quakerism, Demonology and the Decline of Witchcraft in Sevententh-Century England.' In J. Barry, et al., eds., Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe, (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996). Louise Yeoman. 'The Devil as Doctor: Witchcraft, Wodrow and the Wider World.' Scottish Archives 1 (1995). Reis, Eliz

About the Author

Brian P. Levack is John Green Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A former Guggenheim Fellow, his other writings on witchcraft include Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (1992), The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (1995), and Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1999). Dr. Levack is also a specialist in the history of early modern England and Scotland, and has written several books on the subject.

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