Emotions in the History of Witchcraft

Emotions in the History of Witchcraft

Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged victims and by the fears of magistrates and demonologists. With examples ranging from Russia to New England, Germany to Cameroon, chapters cover the representation of emotional witches in demonology and art; the gendering of witchcraft as female envy or male rage; witchcraft as a form of bullying and witchcraft accusation as a form of therapy; love magic and demon-lovers; and the affective memorialization of the “Burning Times” among contemporary Pagan feminists. Wide-ranging and methodologically diverse, the book is appropriate for scholars of witchcraft, gender, and emotions; for graduate or undergraduate courses, and for the interested general reader.

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Emotions in the History of Witchcraft
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Laura Kounine
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-09 - Publisher: Springer

Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the p
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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Laura Kounine
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-23 - Publisher: Emotions in History

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Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Charlotte-Rose Millar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Katie Barclay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This student guide introduces the key concepts, theories and approaches to the history of emotions while teaching readers how to apply these ideas to historical
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Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Susan Broomhall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Lu Ann Homza
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-11 - Publisher: Penn State Press

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Marina Montesano
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-20 - Publisher: MDPI

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Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Jennifer Spinks
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-23 - Publisher: Springer

In late medieval and early modern Europe, textual and visual records of disaster and mass death allow us to encounter the intense emotions generated through the
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Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Julian Goodare
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Brendan C. Walsh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-30 - Publisher: Routledge

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