Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and Peripheries by Bengt Ankarloo

Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and Peripheries

EditorBengt Ankarloo, Gustav Henningsen

Paperback | December 1, 1995

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The history of witchcraft and sorcery has attracted a great deal of interest and debate, but until now studies have been largely from the Anglo-Saxon perspective. This book shows how what has hitherto been seen as peculiar to Britain was in fact characteristic of much of northern Europe. Inending the Anglo-Saxon monopoly of witchcraft studies, this book takes into account major new developments in the historiography of witchcraft. An immense amount of archival work by all the contributors has furnished a volume rich in new material and ideas, which will be of considerable interest not only to historians, but also to anthropologists, criminologists, psychologists, and sociologists. Themes treated include the relationshipbetween witchcraft, law, and theology; the origins and nature of the witches' sabbath; the sociology and criminology of witch-hunting; and the comparative approach to European witchcraft. This book will be an indispensable guide to the study of witchcraft.

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Bengt Ankarloo is at Lund University. Gustav Henningsen is at Danish Folklore Archives, Copenhagen.

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Title:Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and PeripheriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:490 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198203888

ISBN - 13:9780198203889

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`This collection of essays is of consideable importance for any comparative study of witch hunting in Europe.'Cosmos