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Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Stuart Clark

Abstract

This is a work of fundamental importance for our understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe. This book offers a new interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of European intellectuals based on their publications in the field of demonology, and shows how these beliefs fitted rationally with many other views current in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries. The book explores the appeal of demonology to early modern intellectuals by looking at the books they published on the subject during this period. After examining the linguistic foundations of their writ ... More

Keywords: early modern Europe, witchcraft, demonology, books, magic, rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.001.0001

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Stuart Clark, author

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