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The Resource Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies, Cornelie Usborne, (electronic resource)

Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies, Cornelie Usborne, (electronic resource)

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Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Title
Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies, Cornelie Usborne
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a collection based on the contributions to witchcraft studies of Willem de Blécourt, to whom it is dedicated, and who provides the opening chapter, setting out a methodological and conceptual agenda for the study of cultures of witchcraft (broadly defined) in Europe since the Middle Ages. It includes contributions from historians, anthropologists, literary scholars and folklorists who have collaborated closely with De Blécourt. Essays pick up some or all of the themes and approaches he pioneered, and apply them to cases which range in time and space across all the main regions of Europe since the thirteenth century until the present day. While some draw heavily on texts, others on archival sources, and others on field research, they all share a commitment to reconstructing the meaning and lived experience of witchcraft (and its related phenomena) to Europeans at all levels, respecting the many varieties and ambiguities in such meanings and experiences and resisting attempts to reduce them to master narratives or simple causal models. The chapter 'News from the Invisible World: The Publishing History of Tales of the Supernatural c.1660-1832' is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.--
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  • Barry, Jonathan
  • Davies, Owen
  • Usborne, Cornelie
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  • Springer eBooks.
  • Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
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  • History
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Civilization
  • Social history
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Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies, Cornelie Usborne, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63784-6
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online resource
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Contents
Introduction; Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies and Cornelie Usborne -- Contested Knowledge: The Historical Anthropologist's Approach to European Witchcraft; Willem de Blécourt -- Witches and Devil's Magic in Austrian Demonological Legends; Christa Agnes Tuczay -- Hanna Dyâb's Witch and the Great Witch Switch; Ruth Bottigheimer -- The Mirror of the Witches (1600). A German tragedy in context; Rita Voltmer -- Unravelling the Myth and Histories of the Weighing Test at Oudewater: the case of Leentje Williams; Machteld Löwensteyn -- The North Sea as a Crossroads of Witchcraft Beliefs: the limited importance of political boundaries; Hans de Waardt -- "Kind in words and deeds, but false in their hearts". Fear of evil conspiracy in late sixteenth-century Denmark; Louise Nyholm Kallestrup -- "Ein gefehrlich Ding, darin leichtlich zuviel geschieht" (A dangerous thing in which too much happens easily): The end of village witch-trials in the Saar region; Eva Labouvie -- News from the Invisible World: the publishing history of tales of the supernatural c.1660-1832; Jonathan Barry -- Researching Reverse-Witch Trials in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England; Owen Davies -- The Catechism of Witch Lore in Twentieth-Century Denmark; Gustav Henningsen -- Magic and Counter-Magic in Twenty-First-Century Bosnia; Mirjam Mencej -- Index
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1 online resource (XXIV, 283 pages)
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  • electronic
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  • 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
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9783319637846
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-63784-6
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3 illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)1013477277
Label
Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies, Cornelie Usborne, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63784-6
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Jonathan Barry, Owen Davies and Cornelie Usborne -- Contested Knowledge: The Historical Anthropologist's Approach to European Witchcraft; Willem de Blécourt -- Witches and Devil's Magic in Austrian Demonological Legends; Christa Agnes Tuczay -- Hanna Dyâb's Witch and the Great Witch Switch; Ruth Bottigheimer -- The Mirror of the Witches (1600). A German tragedy in context; Rita Voltmer -- Unravelling the Myth and Histories of the Weighing Test at Oudewater: the case of Leentje Williams; Machteld Löwensteyn -- The North Sea as a Crossroads of Witchcraft Beliefs: the limited importance of political boundaries; Hans de Waardt -- "Kind in words and deeds, but false in their hearts". Fear of evil conspiracy in late sixteenth-century Denmark; Louise Nyholm Kallestrup -- "Ein gefehrlich Ding, darin leichtlich zuviel geschieht" (A dangerous thing in which too much happens easily): The end of village witch-trials in the Saar region; Eva Labouvie -- News from the Invisible World: the publishing history of tales of the supernatural c.1660-1832; Jonathan Barry -- Researching Reverse-Witch Trials in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England; Owen Davies -- The Catechism of Witch Lore in Twentieth-Century Denmark; Gustav Henningsen -- Magic and Counter-Magic in Twenty-First-Century Bosnia; Mirjam Mencej -- Index
Control code
u424168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIV, 283 pages)
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
9783319637846
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-63784-6
Other physical details
3 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013477277

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