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Between and thousands of people, most of them women, were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. 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. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate.

In this fully updated third edition of his exceptional study, Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition.

Ldvack substantially extends his consideration of the decline hutn the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in hynt modern Europe. Fearlessly, Brian Levack tackles a vast, complex subject and reduces it to a concise and lucid synthesis with consummate skill, challenging old assumptions and casting light into the darkest corners.

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

The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, teh many trials and victims witcy were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end.

Explores the beliefs of both educated and illiterate people regarding witchcraft. Uses regional and local studies to give a more detailed analysis of the chronological and geographical distribution of witch-trials.

Emphasises the legal context of witchcraft prosecutions. Illuminates the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and in particular the position of women within it.

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Finally, a scholarly treatment of the issue unimpeded by an emotional attachment to the forgery Etienne Leon de Lamothe-Langon’s Histoire de l’Inquisition en France, written in even though the forgery was uncovered in or any strong desire to hammer a square peg into a round hole to promulgate a writer’s own personal crusade. The result is an evidence based and thoughtful historical treatment of the Witch Hunting tragedy with reasonable conclusions.

Given the strengths of the book I would recommend it to anyone from budding historians to general public with an interest in a historically accurate take on the Witch Hunts. I acknowledge that Catholics might find slight discomfort in the author’s apparent prejudice against Catholicism. He writes of reformation greats being Luther and Calvin and seems to downplay their contribution by contextualising that they didn’t make much direct comment on the topic even though one of them insisted that witches need to be killed or something and they were highly influential.

That is not to say that he fails to acknowledge that they contributed just a slight reluctance to give their contribution as much weight as someone who doesn’t consider reformists to be great might. This is a very subtle issue that does not significantly detract from this first rate book.

Needed this book for a history class. I didn’t think I would like it, but there is a lot of great information in this book and I quoted quite a bit of the material in a paper that I wrote. I had three books for my class and this one was by far the best. One person found this helpful. Pulling together the vast amount of information that Levack does had to be a truly daunting task.

He does it well, with easily followed organization and summaries, tables and charts, and copious references to specific witch-hunt episodes.

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This all makes it a good reference for people who might want to know more about the social and religious settings of the hunts.

I’m reading it for a graduate literature class on mythology and heresy. However, he refers to specific hunts as if expecting tne to know a good deal about their causes, effects and events. 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.

What, for instance, WAS the “dream epidemic” in Basque country? It sounds fascinating, but Levack never gives us any details about it. Perhaps this sort of information is beyond the scope of Levack’s interest, but its omission does make for dry reading of numbers and dates, as opposed to the more human stories that lie behind them.

A great “textbook” of-sorts for researching the witch craze in Europe. It offers insight into why, how, and when the craze was at legack extreme. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Wonderful resource for those studying the witch hunting phenomena in the Middle Ages. Very good as a textbook.

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. See all 16 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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