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: 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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Dec 09, Chris Cook rated it liked it. Draws together the results of dozens of case-studies and presents a clear narrative, useful for academics and non-academics alike.

The Witch Hunt s had a number of causes: Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team https: I am a wirch 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. In the end, he argues that despite all of these overarching causes, most persecutions were local and were caused by local events.

Uses regional and local studies to give a more detailed analysis of the chronological and geographical distribution of witch-trials. Admits there were people practicing both ritual high magic and low-level maleficia simple curses and the like but does not think there wigch any organized devil-worship. These sections were excellent and were also a great primer for my afore mentioned wjtch grasp of European history.

Religion and the Decline of Magic: This, fhe revised third edition, offers student and expert alike immediate access to an overwhelming secondary literature, establishing it as the essential starting point for the study of early modern witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials.

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

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

There are two main reasons why local courts proved to be less lenient than central courts in the prosecutions of witchcraft pg. He regards this belief in diabolism as an important precondition for witch-hunts accelerating from the occasional burning of a disliked old woman to the wide-scale state-sponsored panics that consumed hundreds of victims.

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Levack explains the European witch-hunt in clear terms and gives pause for thought as to how popular superstitions, when This allowed for the local secular hte to step in. In conclusion, Levack gives the reader a full understanding of witchcraft during this time and the historical insight and vivid description adds to the livelihood of the period. RoutledgeNov 5, – History – pages.

This is a very subtle issue that does not significantly detract from this first rate book. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Read more Read less. Please try again later. Why did witch trials decline? A second effect of the Reformation on witchcraft arose from the emphasis that both Protestant and Catholic reformers placed on personal piety and sanctity pg.

The notes and references have been greatly expanded, and the entire text reset. Between and thousands of people, most of them women, were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Levack does a really good job outlining all of the various aspects that wet into a witch hunt – geographically, over time, etc. Levack does a really good job outlining all of the various aspects that wet into a witch hunt – geographically, over time, etc.

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Levack explains the European witch-hunt in clear terms and gives pause for thought as to how popular superstitions, when Why, after more than years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away?

They started and ended because of changes in each of those areas.

Book description This famous book focuses on the great te of witch-hunting in Europe and colonial America between and Why were more witches prosecuted in some countries than others?

Very good as a textbook.

Levack Longman- History – pages 4 Reviews https: Otherwise it is as clear an account of the proceedings that spread so wide and lasted for so long, as any A very thorough accounting of the creation of the witch-craze, the consequent witchtrials and the end of this longsuffering period of our time.

A good overview of much-debated subject based mainly on good recent scholarly books, not primary research by Levack.

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, A few doubtful statements –says are one But the geographical development is a far most interesting approach to an overall view of the European witch-hunt.

Pricking Witch trials in early modern Scotland. Otherwise it is as clear an account of the proceedings that spread so wide and lasted for so long, as any one book could hope to achieve.

Emphasises the legal context of witchcraft prosecutions.