Ecstasies: Deciphering The Witches' Sabbath by Carlo Ginzburg

Ecstasies: Deciphering The Witches' Sabbath

byCarlo Ginzburg

Paperback | June 14, 2004

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Weaving early accounts of witchcraft—trial records, ecclesiastical tracts, folklore, and popular iconography—into new and startling patterns, Carlo Ginzburg presents in Ecstasies compelling evidence of a hidden shamanistic culture that flourished across Europe and in England for thousands of years.

About The Author

Carlo Ginzburg is the Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Cheese and the Worms, The Night Battles, and Myths, Emblems, and Clues. Raymond Rosenthal (1922-2002) received the Present Tense Award for his translation of Primo Levi's The Periodic T...

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Title:Ecstasies: Deciphering The Witches' SabbathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:June 14, 2004Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226296938

ISBN - 13:9780226296937

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE
1. Lepers, Jews, Muslims
2. Jews, Heretics, Witches
PART TWO
1. Following the Goddess
2. Anomalies
3. To Combat in Ecstasy
4. Disguised as Animals
PART THREE
1. Eurasian Conjectures
2. Bones and Skin
Conclusion
Index

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"At times, Ecstacies can be demanding. . . . But persist, and you will be rewarded with truly haunting stories and speculations."