The Damned Art (rle Witchcraft): Essays In The Literature Of Witchcraft by Sydney AngloThe Damned Art (rle Witchcraft): Essays In The Literature Of Witchcraft by Sydney Anglo

The Damned Art (rle Witchcraft): Essays In The Literature Of Witchcraft

EditorSydney Anglo

Hardcover | June 24, 2011

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This book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records. The works discussed deal with the contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify, or to refute persecution. Eight contributors of differing interests,a nd with different approaches to their subject, examine a selection of important, representative witchcraft texts ' published in England, France, Germany, Italy and America ' setting them within their intellectual context and analysing both their style and argument.

Title:The Damned Art (rle Witchcraft): Essays In The Literature Of WitchcraftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415666325

ISBN - 13:9780415666329


Table of Contents

1. Evident Authority and Authoritative Evidence:The MalleusMaleficarum. Sydney Anglo  2. Witchcraft and Magic In Renaissance Italy: Gianfranceco Pico and hisStrix Peter Burke  3. Johann Weyer'sDe Praestigiis Daemonum: Unsystematic PsychopathologyChristopher Baxter  4. Jean Bodin'sDe la D'nomanie des Sorciers: The Logic of PersecutionChristopher Baxter  5. Reginald Scot'sDiscoverie of Witchcraft: Scepticism and SadduceeismSydney Anglo  6. A Tudor Anthropologist: George Gifford'sDiscourseandDialogue Alan MacFarlane  7. King James'sDaemonlogie: Witchcraft and KingshipStuart Clark  8. Pierre De Lancre'sTableau de l'Inconstance des Mauvais Anges et Demons: The Sabbat SensationalisedMargaret M McGowan 9. Cotton Mather'sWonders of the Invisible World: Some Metamorphoses of Salem WitchcraftM. Wynn Thomas  10. Two Late Scottish Witchcraft Tracts:Witch-Craft ProvenandThe Tryal of Witchcraft Christina Larner  Epilogue: The Desiderata of DisbeliefSydney Anglo