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Routledge Studies in the History of Witchcraft, Demonology and Magic


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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 09, 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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