The Witch: A History Of Fear, From Ancient Times To The Present

byRonald HuttonRead byGildart Jackson

September 5, 2017|
The Witch: A History Of Fear, From Ancient Times To The Present by Ronald Hutton
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Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe''s history.The witch came to prominence-and often a painful death-in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early modern stake. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.
Author's NoteIntroductionPart One: Deep Perspectives1. The Global Perspective1. The Global Context2. The Ancient Context3. The Shamanic ContextPart Two: Continental Perspectives4. Ceremonial Magic--the Egyptian Legacy?5. The Hosts of the Night6. What the Middle Ages Made of the Witch7. The Early Modern PatchworkPart Three: British Pers...
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Title:The Witch: A History Of Fear, From Ancient Times To The Present
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:5.7 X 5.2 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:5.7 X 5.2 X 1 in
Published:September 5, 2017
Publisher:Blackstone Audio
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781538450444

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