Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 A Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0812217519
ISBN-13: 9780812217513
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 11/29/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The highly-acclaimed first edition of this book chronicled the rise and fall of witchcraft in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the seventeenth centuries. Now greatly expanded, the classic anthology of contemporary texts reexamines the phenomenon of witchcraft, taking into account the remarkable scholarship since the book's publication almost thirty years ago. Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of Witchcraft in Europe assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays--which have been revised to reflect current research--and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in Witchcraft in Europe vividly illumine the dark side of the European mind.

Preface to the Second Edition
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Problem of European Witchcraft
Christianizing the Traditions
Augustine: On Christian Teaching
Caesarius of Arles: Sermon 54
Isidore of Seville, Etymologies
Halitgar of Cambrai: The "Roman" Penitential
Sorcery in Christendom
Regino of Prum: A Warning to Bishops
Burchard of Worms: The Corrector, sive Medicus
Hugh of St. Victor: The Didascalicon
William of Malmesbury: The Sorceress of Berkeley
Master Gratian: The Decretum
John of Salisbury: The Policraticus
Ralph of Coggeshall: The Heretics of Rheims
Jacobus de Voragine: The Life of St. Justina
Thomas Aquinas on Sorcery and the Nature of Evil
From the Summa contra gentiles
From the Summa theologiae
From Quodlibet XI
From the Commentary on the Four Books of Sentences
Jacopo Passavanti: The Mirror of True Penitence
Popes, Theologians, Preachers, Lawyers, and Judges
Pope Gregory IX: Vox in Rama
Pope Alexander IV: Sorcery and the Inquisitors
William, Cardinal of Santa Sabina: Sorcery and the Inquisitors
Pope John XXII: Sorcery and the Inquisitors
Nicolau Eymeric: The Directorium inquisitorum
The Theology Faculty of the University of Paris Condemns Sorcery
Bernardino of Siena Preaches Against Women Sorcerers
The Sect of Diabolical Witches
Pope Alexander V to Pontus Fougeyron on New Sects
Pope Eugenius IV: Two Letters on the Pressing Danger
Johannes Nider: The Formicarius
The Errores Gazariorum
Claude Tholosan: Ut magorum et maleficiorum errores
Martin Le Franc: The Defender of Ladies
Nicholas Jacquier: A Scourge for Heretical Witches
Jehan de la Case Is Pardoned for Killing a Witch-Finder
The Hammer of Witches
Pope Innocent VIII: Summis desiderantes affectibus
Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger: The Malleus Maleficarum
Pope Alexander VI: The Pursuit of Witches in Lombardy
Humanists, Sorcerers, Preachers, and Popes
Desiderius Erasmus: A Terrible Case of Sorcery in Orleans
Johann Geiler von Kayserberg: Die Emeis
Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola: Strix
Pope Hadrian VI: On Diabolical Witchcraft
The Problem of Sorcery and Witchcraft in the Age of the Reformation
Martin Luther: The Two Kinds of Sorcery and the Reformation
John Calvin: Witchcraft and the Reformation
Lambert Daneau: De veneficiis
Martin de Castanega, Tratado muy sotil y bien fundado
Johann Weyer: De praestigiis daemonum
Jean Bodin: On the Demon-Mania of Witches
The Confessions of the Chelmsford Witches
The Prosecutions at Trier
The Prosecutions in Scotland
Nicholas Remy, Demonolatry
Witchcraft Prosecutions in the Seventeenth Century
Martin Del Rio: Disquisitiones magicarum
Ben Jonson: The Masque of Queens
The Trial of Marie Cornu
The Prosecutions at Bamberg
The Prosecutions at Wurzburg
The Prosecutions at Bonn
The Devils of Loudun
The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry
Cotton Mather: "A Discourse on Witches"
Joseph Glanvill: Sadducismus Triumphatus
Belief, Skepticism, Doubt, and Disbelief in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries
Reginald Scot: Discoverie of Witchcraft
Michel de Montaigne: "Concerning Cripples"
Benedict de Spinoza: The Political Works
Alonso de Salazar Frias: A Spanish Inquisitor on Witchcraft and Evidence
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
Friedrich Spee: Cautio criminalis
Balthasar Bekker: The Enchanted World
The Recantation of the Salem Village Jurors
Pierre Bayle: Answer to the Questions of a Provincial
Christian Thomasius: Witchcraft and the Law
Acknowledgments

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