The Resource The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack

Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
Title
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian P. Levack
Title variation
Witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas
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ERL
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1571
LC item number
.O94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levack, Brian P
Series statement
Oxford handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witch hunting
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780199578160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Blanche & Mildred Holland Library.
  • Also in History of Science Coll.
System control number
  • 4224553-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4224553
  • (Sirsi) o843199613
  • (OCoLC)843199613
Label
The Oxford handbook of witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America, edited by Brian P. Levack
Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 630 pages
Isbn
9780199578160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Blanche & Mildred Holland Library.
  • Also in History of Science Coll.
System control number
  • 4224553-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4224553
  • (Sirsi) o843199613
  • (OCoLC)843199613

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