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Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria


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Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Moving toward a social history of witchcraft; 3. The wave of persecutions around 1590; 4. The struggle for restraint, 1600-30; 5. Perpetuation through domestication, 1630-1775; 6. The final Catholic debate; 7. Conclusions; 8. Sources and literature.

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A groundbreaking study of witchcraft in modern-day Bavaria between 1300 and 1800.


'... ranks alongside earlier ground-breaking works such as those of Thomas, Macfarlane or Midelfort as essential reading for all serious students of the subject'. Bob Scribner, English Historical Review 'Well-nigh definitive as a study of witchcraft prosecutions in south-east Germany between the late Middle Ages and the end of the eighteenth century, Behringer's work also throws dazzling light on the religious, cultural and socio-political background of continental witch-hunting as a whole.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History '... a tour de force of historical research and writing ...'. Journal for the Academic Study of Magic

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