: 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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In these years more thanpeople – most witcj them women – were prosecuted by secular and ecclesiastical courts across Europe for allegedly practising harmful magic and worshipping the Devil.

A rise of secular skepiticism in the late seventeenth century and the early eighteenth century, and the emergence of the modern state that did not appreciate the local courts who dominated witch-trials flexing their muscles. All of these factors led to a large-scale witch-hunts in Scotland but in some countries the retention lecack ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the crime led to a decline in the number of prosecutions.

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe by Brian P. Levack

Become a LibraryThing Author. I am a huge nerd, so I find it super interesting, but I think that even if you’re not strange like I am you will still find the book interesting. Very sensible about the possibilities. Levack Limited preview – They had the ability to perform with a certain wwitch of independence from higher political and judicial control. What, for instance, WAS the “dream epidemic” in Basque country?

Apr 11, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You will not find chilling or sensationalist th stories here – just the facts in context of the times. Books by Brian P. Lysistrata rated it liked it Apr 07, The main feature of the small hunt is that the search for malefactors is limited to the individuals who were originally accused Uses regional and local studies to give a more detailed analysis of the chronological and geographical distribution of witch-trials.


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Brian Levack’s The Witch-hunt In Modern Europe: Summary & Analysis

The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as well as political and legal factors. Explores the beliefs of both educated and illiterate people regarding witchcraft. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth.

The Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This caused a decline in ecclesiastical court participation due to the fact that governments defined witchcraft as a secular crime, and the temporal courts of some countries had a monopoly on the prosecution.

This made everything quite a bit uglier, primarily because it transformed witchcraft from a crime to an act of heresy. All in all, one of the best treatments of the issue. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It only takes seconds! 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.

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The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries All in all a good, if dense, read for those looking for an fairly in depth look at the European witch hunts. Well, chronology is, you know, timely.

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Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims there were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end. As far as I’m concerned, this is the most useful synthesis on the subject, ever. In the process it illuminates the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and in particular the position of women within it.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Now, that train of thought veers into lots of religious rivulets: I can’t give a literary review as this is required reading for a college course I’m taking but do wish it had been offered as an ebook like my other book was – love my Kindle.

New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic and Demonology: In the process it illuminates the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and in particular the position of women within it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Dec 09, Chris Cook rated it liked it.

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

See and discover other items: Read more Read less. It is beloved by some of my historian colleagues. The main characteristic of a medium style hunt was that it included five to ten victims.

Includes a final chapter on modern hynt that parallel the Witch-Hunt, including the Satanic Panic of the s.