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The Resource Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, by Marina Montesano, (electronic resource)

Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, by Marina Montesano, (electronic resource)

Label
Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Title
Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
by Marina Montesano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the relationships between ancient witchcraft and its modern incarnation, and by doing so fills an important gap in the historiography. It is often noted that stories of witchcraft circulated in Greek and Latin classical texts, and that treatises dealing with witch-beliefs referenced them. Still, the role of humanistic culture and classical revival in the developing of the witch-hunts has not yet been fully researched. Marina Montesano examines Greek and Latin literature, revealing how particular features of ancient striges were carried into the Late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the fifteenth century, when early Italian trials recall the myth of the strix common in ancient Latin sources and in popular memory. The final chapter also serves as a conclusion, to show how in Renaissance Italy and beyond, classical accounts of witchcraft ceased to be just stories, as they had formerly been, and were instead used to attest to the reality of witches' powers.--
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Montesano, Marina
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • History, Ancient
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Civilization
  • Social history
Label
Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, by Marina Montesano, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92078-8
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prototypes: Magic and Witchcraft in Greece -- The Witch as a Woman: Tales of Magic in Rome -- Maleficia: From Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages -- 'A Company That Go the Course' -- 'Let's Send Up Some Incense to the Lord!' -- The Italian Quattrocento -- 'Twelve Thousand Circes' -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-92078-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 278 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319920788
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-92078-8
Other physical details
3 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044733858
Label
Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, by Marina Montesano, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92078-8
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prototypes: Magic and Witchcraft in Greece -- The Witch as a Woman: Tales of Magic in Rome -- Maleficia: From Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages -- 'A Company That Go the Course' -- 'Let's Send Up Some Incense to the Lord!' -- The Italian Quattrocento -- 'Twelve Thousand Circes' -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-92078-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 278 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319920788
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-92078-8
Other physical details
3 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044733858

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