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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 5
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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 5

The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, Brian Levack, Roy Porter
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The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, Brian Levack, Roy Porter
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The end of the eighteenth century saw the end of the witch trials everywhere. This volume charts the processes and reasons for the decriminalisation of witchcraft but also challenges the widespread assumption that Europe has been 'disenchanted'. For the first time surveys are given of the social role of witchcraft in European communities down to the end of the nineteenth century and of the continued importance of witchcraft and magic as topics of debate among intellectuals and other writers

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
1998
ISBN
9780567424402
Topic
History
Subtopic
World History
Edition
1

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