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The Witches of Lorraine$
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Robin Briggs

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198225829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.001.0001

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The Dukes and Their People: The Context for Witchcraft in Lorraine

The Dukes and Their People: The Context for Witchcraft in Lorraine

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(p.9) 1 The Dukes and Their People: The Context for Witchcraft in Lorraine
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The Witches of Lorraine
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.003.0002

This chapter presents a historical and political background of the duchy of Lorraine. Topics covered include Lorraine in international affairs, religion and local politics; law, administration, and archives; state-building and witchcraft persecution, economy and society; and the decline of witchcraft persecution in the 17th century.

Keywords:   Lorraine, duchy, witchcraft, persecution, international affairs, politics, law, state-building

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