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Routledge Studies in the History of Witchcraft, Demonology and Magic


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The Voices of Women in Witchcraft Trials Northern Europe

The Voices of Women in Witchcraft Trials: Northern Europe

1st Edition

By Liv Helene Willumsen
March 29, 2022

Women come to the fore in witchcraft trials as accused persons or as witnesses, and this book is a study of women’s voices in these trials in eight countries around the North Sea: Spanish Netherlands, Northern Germany, Denmark, Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. From each country, ...

Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Enlightenment

Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Enlightenment

1st Edition

Edited By Michael R. Lynn
March 18, 2022

Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Enlightenment argues for the centrality of magical practices and ideas throughout the long eighteenth century. Although the hunt for witches in Europe declined precipitously after 1650, and the intellectual justification for natural magic came under fire by 1700...

Folklore, Magic, and Witchcraft Cultural Exchanges from the Twelfth to Eighteenth Century

Folklore, Magic, and Witchcraft: Cultural Exchanges from the Twelfth to Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Marina Montesano
August 20, 2021

This volume offers 18 studies linked together by a common focus on the circulation and reception of motifs and beliefs in the field of folklore, magic, and witchcraft. The chapters traverse a broad spectrum both chronologically and thematically; yet together, their shared focus on cultural ...

Demonology and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe

Demonology and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Julian Goodare, Rita Voltmer, Liv Helene Willumsen
August 12, 2020

Demonology – the intellectual study of demons and their powers – contributed to the prosecution of thousands of witches. But how exactly did intellectual ideas relate to prosecutions? Recent scholarship has shown that some of the demonologists’ concerns remained at an abstract intellectual level, ...

The Science of Demons Early Modern Authors Facing Witchcraft and the Devil

The Science of Demons: Early Modern Authors Facing Witchcraft and the Devil

1st Edition

Edited By Jan Machielsen
April 08, 2020

Witches, ghosts, fairies. Premodern Europe was filled with strange creatures, with the devil lurking behind them all. But were his powers real? Did his powers have limits? Or were tales of the demonic all one grand illusion? Physicians, lawyers, and theologians at different times and places ...

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