The Resource Witchcraft in the Middle Ages

Witchcraft in the Middle Ages

Label
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
Title
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
All the known theories and incidents of witchcraft in Western Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth century are brilliantly set forth in this engaging and comprehensive history. Building on a foundation of newly discovered primary sources and recent secondary interpretations, Professor Russell first establishes the facts and then explains the phenomenon of witchcraft in terms of its social and religious environment, particularly in relation to medieval heresies. He treats European witchcraft as a product of Christianity, grounded in heresy more than in the magic and sorcery that have existed in other societies. Skillfully blending narration with analysis, he shows how social and religious changes nourished the spread of witchcraft until large portions of medieval Europe were in its grip, "from the most illiterate peasant to the most skilled philosopher or scientist."A significant chapter in the history of ideas and their repression is illuminated by this book. Our growing fascination with the occult gives the author's affirmation that witchcraft arises at times and in areas afflicted with social tensions a special quality of immediacy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Jeffrey Burton
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF1569
  • BF1569
LC item number
  • .R88 1972
  • R88 1972
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 309
NLM item number
R959w 1972
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Superstitions
  • Magic
  • Sorcellerie
  • Witchcraft
  • Hexenglaube
  • Hekserij
Label
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [345]-377
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Demonology, catharism, and witchcraft, 1140-1230
  • 6.
  • Antinomianism, scholasticism, and the Inquisition, 1230-1300
  • 7.
  • Witchcraft and rebellion in medieval society, 1300-1360
  • 8.
  • The beginning of the witch craze, 1360-1427
  • 9.
  • The classical formulation of the witch phenomenon, 1427-1486
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Witchcraft and the medieval mind
  • Appendix : The Canon Episcopi and its variations
  • Notes
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Theorists of witchcraft, 1430-1486
  • Books and articles
  • Index
  • The meaning of witchcraft
  • 2.
  • Witchcraft in history
  • 3.
  • The transformation of paganism, 300-700
  • 4.
  • Popular witchcraft and heresy, 700-1140
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780801406973
Lccn
72037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)246888
Label
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [345]-377
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Demonology, catharism, and witchcraft, 1140-1230
  • 6.
  • Antinomianism, scholasticism, and the Inquisition, 1230-1300
  • 7.
  • Witchcraft and rebellion in medieval society, 1300-1360
  • 8.
  • The beginning of the witch craze, 1360-1427
  • 9.
  • The classical formulation of the witch phenomenon, 1427-1486
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Witchcraft and the medieval mind
  • Appendix : The Canon Episcopi and its variations
  • Notes
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Theorists of witchcraft, 1430-1486
  • Books and articles
  • Index
  • The meaning of witchcraft
  • 2.
  • Witchcraft in history
  • 3.
  • The transformation of paganism, 300-700
  • 4.
  • Popular witchcraft and heresy, 700-1140
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780801406973
Lccn
72037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)246888

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