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The Resource Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, edited by Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter, (electronic resource)

Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, edited by Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter, (electronic resource)

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Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period
Title
Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the manifold ways of knowing-and knowing about- preternatural beings such as demons, angels, fairies, and other spirits that inhabited and were believed to act in early modern European worlds. Its contributors examine how people across the social spectrum assayed the various types of spiritual entities that they believed dwelled invisibly but meaningfully in the spaces just beyond (and occasionally within) the limits of human perception. Collectively, the volume demonstrates that an awareness and understanding of the nature and capabilities of spirits-whether benevolent or malevolent-was fundamental to the knowledge-making practices that characterize the years between ca. 1500 and 1750. This is, therefore, a book about how epistemological and experiential knowledge of spirits persisted and evolved in concert with the wider intellectual changes of the early modern period, such as the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.--
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  • Brock, Michelle D
  • Raiswell, Richard
  • Winter, David R
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  • Springer eBooks.
  • Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
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  • Civilization
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • History
  • Religion and sociology
  • Social history
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Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, edited by Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75738-4
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Contents
Theory and Practice in Early Modern Epistemologies of the Preternatural; Michelle Brock and David Winter -- Part I: Knowing in Theory -- Knowing the Spirit(s) in the Dutch Radical Reformation: From Physical Perception to Rational Doubt, 1536-1690; Gary Waite -- Hell and Fairy: The Differentiation of Fairies and Demons within British Ritual Magic of the Early Modern Period; Daniel Harms -- Preternatural Peasants and the Discourse of Demons: Xenoglossy, Superstition, and Melancholy in Early Modern Spain; Andrew Keitt -- Testing for Demonic Obsession: Goclenius, Scribonius, and the Lemgo Witchcraft Trial of 1583; Stefan Heßbrüggen-Walter -- The Damned Trinity: Judas, the Devil, and the Hell-Beast in Russian Iconography; Dmitriy Antonov -- Part II: Knowing in Practice -- Curious Companions: Spirit Conjuring and Alchemy in the Sixteenth Century; Frank Klaassen -- Edward Terry and the Demons of India; Richard Raiswell -- Jesuit Missionaries and the Accommodationist Demons of New France; Mairi Cowan -- Angels, Devils, and Discernment in Early Modern Scotland; Martha McGill -- Discerning Spirits in the Early Enlightenment: The Case of the French Prophets; Michael B. Riordan -- Afterword: The Science of Knowing Spirits: Rationality and the Invisible World; Nancy Mandeville Caciola -- Index
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978-3-319-75738-4
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1 online resource (XV, 317 pages)
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  • 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
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9783319757384
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computer
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  • c
Other physical details
5 illustrations
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absent
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remote
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(OCoLC)1047608377
Label
Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, edited by Michelle D. Brock, Richard Raiswell, David R. Winter, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75738-4
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
Theory and Practice in Early Modern Epistemologies of the Preternatural; Michelle Brock and David Winter -- Part I: Knowing in Theory -- Knowing the Spirit(s) in the Dutch Radical Reformation: From Physical Perception to Rational Doubt, 1536-1690; Gary Waite -- Hell and Fairy: The Differentiation of Fairies and Demons within British Ritual Magic of the Early Modern Period; Daniel Harms -- Preternatural Peasants and the Discourse of Demons: Xenoglossy, Superstition, and Melancholy in Early Modern Spain; Andrew Keitt -- Testing for Demonic Obsession: Goclenius, Scribonius, and the Lemgo Witchcraft Trial of 1583; Stefan Heßbrüggen-Walter -- The Damned Trinity: Judas, the Devil, and the Hell-Beast in Russian Iconography; Dmitriy Antonov -- Part II: Knowing in Practice -- Curious Companions: Spirit Conjuring and Alchemy in the Sixteenth Century; Frank Klaassen -- Edward Terry and the Demons of India; Richard Raiswell -- Jesuit Missionaries and the Accommodationist Demons of New France; Mairi Cowan -- Angels, Devils, and Discernment in Early Modern Scotland; Martha McGill -- Discerning Spirits in the Early Enlightenment: The Case of the French Prophets; Michael B. Riordan -- Afterword: The Science of Knowing Spirits: Rationality and the Invisible World; Nancy Mandeville Caciola -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-75738-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 317 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
9783319757384
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
5 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1047608377

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