: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (): Brian P. Levack: Books. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe has ratings and 28 reviews. Katie said: This is a nice & sober recounting of a subject that’s often pretty sens. The Witch-Hunt in Modern Europe by Brian Levack proved to be an interesting as well as insightful look at the intriguing world of the European practice of.
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The levqck for the geographical unevenness in the hunts cannot be simply put. May 16, Alexis added it. Levack looks at the legal environment for witch trials as well as the social background of witch panics in the early modern era and sorts out the different regional and local views of what witchcraft meant and how it fit into the worldview of particular places ,evack kind of crime was meant by “witchcraft” and what provoked both panics and renunciations of witch hunting.
As the reader first opens the legal foundations of witch-hunting, one finds that historically it was a judicial process from discovery to elimination. Amazon Kindle 0 editions.
He has also written many articles including Witchcraft, Magic and Demonology: Huunt Limited preview – Very sensible about the possibilities. Except for the Salem, MA, hunt which is frequently referenced, though technically not in Europe at allnone of the many hunts were at all familiar to me.
Aug 20, Kate O’Hanlon added it Shelves: Wikipedia in English 4 Great Scottish witch hunt of —50 List with people executed for witchcraft Pricking Witch trials in early modern Scotland.
May well be right. It focuses on the great age of witch-hunting in Europe and also in colonial Americabetween and Read more Read less.
Otherwise it is as clear an account wktch the proceedings that spread so wide and lasted for so long, as any A very thorough accounting of the creation of the witch-craze, the consequent witchtrials and the end of this longsuffering period of our time. Most of the time the end of a hunt lasted for many years, and up to generations.
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Needed this book for a history class. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Great Scottish witch hunt of —50 List of people executed for witchcraft. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the ldvack, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate. I was pleasantly surprised by this book; it was easy to follow, and the information was well-synthesised so I came out of it with a fuller understanding of the event.
Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence. All in all a good, if dense, read for those looking for an fairly in depth look at the European witch hunts.
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Levack explains the European witch-hunt in clear terms and gives pause for thought as to how popular superstitions, when combined with erroneous intellectual beliefs, a dubious judicial system, religious fundamentalism and economic and social unrest, can lead to the persecution and killing of those members of society who, for whatever reason, are regarded as subversive or simply as different and are therefore treated as scapegoats.
Hun and the Decline of Magic: The notes and references have been greatly expanded, and the entire text reset. They relied on Roman law and based their conclusions on two eyewitnesses and the confession of the accused. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
Levack explains the European witch-hunt in clear terms and gives pause for thought as to how popular superstitions, when combined with erroneous intellectual beliefs, a dubious judicial system, religious fundamentalism and economic and social unrest, lsvack lead to the persecution and killing of those members of society who, for whatever reason, are regarded as subversive or simply as different and are therefore treated as scap This book is detailed and rigorous in its approach and superbly argued.
A few doubtful statements –says are one point no witness aside from interrogated witches claimed to have eve seen a sabbat, but elsewhere leback refer to reports of innocent people stumbling across them.
But the geographical development is a far most interesting approach to an overall view of the European witch-hunt. It examines why the witch-trials took place; how many trials and victims there were, and where; why their incidence was so uneven in Europe; who accused whom; and why witch-hunting eventually petered out. In graduate school he became fascinated by the history of the law and the interaction between law and politics, interests that he has maintained throughout his career.
Central control did not always prevail, since some rulers wanted to completely exterminate witchcraft.
The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe by Brian P. Levack
Brian Levack rejects the idea of a monolithic witch hunt driven by one or two all-explaining reasons. Levack gives important background and context to his discussion of the witch-hunt. The total number of British trials, moreover, probably did not exceed 5, and the number of executions was less than 2, and may have been as low as 1, The notes and references have been greatly expanded, and the entire text reset.
The first was the nature of witch beliefs in a particular region and the strength in which they were held Lists with This Book.