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By Brian P. Levack

The Witchcraft Sourcebook, now in its moment variation, is an interesting selection of files that illustrates the improvement of rules approximately witchcraft from precedent days to the eighteenth century. the various assets come from the interval among 1400 and 1750, while greater than 100,000 humans - such a lot of them ladies - have been prosecuted for witchcraft in Europe and colonial the United States. in the course of those years the renowned stereotype of the witch as an evil magician and servant of devil emerged. Catholics and Protestants alike feared that the satan and his human confederates have been destroying Christian society.

Including trial files, demonological treatises and sermons, literary texts, narratives of demonic ownership, and creative depiction of witches, the files exhibit how contemporaries from a number of classes have perceived alleged witches and their actions. Brian P. Levack indicates how notions of witchcraft have replaced through the years and considers the relationship among gender and witchcraft and the character of the witch's perceived energy. This moment version contains a longer part at the witch trials in England, Scotland and New England, absolutely revised and up-to-date introductions to the resources to incorporate the most recent scholarship and a brief bibliography on the finish of every advent to steer scholars of their extra interpreting.

The Sourcebook offers scholars of the heritage of witchcraft with a extensive diversity of assets, a lot of which were translated into English for the 1st time, with remark and history through one of many major students within the field.

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