Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present

Book ID:
8387
Title:
Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Author:
'Barry, Jonathan', 'Bottigheimer, Ruth B.', 'Davies, Owen', 'De Blecourt, Willem', 'de Waardt, Hans', 'Henningsen, Gustav', 'Labouvie, Eva', 'Lowensteyn, Machteld', 'Mencej, Mirjam', 'Nyholm Kallestrup, Louise', 'Tuczay, Christa Agnes', 'VARIOUS', 'Voltmer, Rita'
ISBN number:
9783319637839
Publisher name:
Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature)
Place of publication:
Cham, Switzerland
Edition number:
1st
Book type:
Hardback
First edition date:
2018
Pages:
283
Dewey decimal number:
133.4309 VAR
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
No
Height (cm):
20.5
Width (cm):
15.5
Notes:

A Europe-wide exploration of witchcraft in its cultural context, building on the pioneering approach of Willem de Blecourt.

As the blurb accurately puts it, the essays "share a commitment to reconstructing the meaning and lived experience of witchcraft (and its related phenomena) to Europeans at all levels."

The essay on the witch weighing test at Oudewater is particularly relevant to the Museum's witch weighing chair, Museum Object No. 951.

 

Part of the series Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic.

 

CONTENTS:

 

Contested Knowledge: A Historical Anthropologist’s Approach to European Witchcraft

Blécourt, Willem

 

Witches and Devil’s Magic in Austrian Demonological Legends

Tuczay, Christa Agnes

 

Hanna Dyâb’s Witch and the Great Witch Shift

Bottigheimer, Ruth B.

 

The Mirror of the Witches (1600): A German Baroque Tragedy in Context

Voltmer, Rita

 

Unravelling the Myth and Histories of the Weighing Test at Oudewater: The Case of Leentje Willems

Löwensteyn, Machteld

 

The North Sea as a Crossroads of Witchcraft Beliefs: The Limited Importance of Political Boundaries

Waardt, Hans

 

“Kind in Words and Deeds, but False in Their Hearts”: Fear of Evil Conspiracy in Late-Sixteenth-Century Denmark

Kallestrup, Louise Nyholm

 

“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

Labouvie, Eva

 

News from the Invisible World: The Publishing History of Tales of the Supernatural c.1660–1832

Barry, Jonathan

 

Researching Reverse Witch Trials in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England

Davies, Owen

 

The Catechism of Witch Lore in Twentieth-Century Denmark

Henningsen, Gustav

 

Magic and Counter-Magic in Twenty-First-Century Bosnia

Mencej, Mirjam