ePub 1136 kb. | Fb2 1964 kb. | DJVU: 1232 kb.
Religion

The Witches of Lorraine epub ebook

by Robin Briggs

The Witches of Lorraine epub ebook

Author: Robin Briggs
Category: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 10, 2008)
Pages: 450 pages
ISBN: 0198225822
ISBN13: 978-0198225829
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 872
Other formats: mbr mobi docx rtf


The Witches of Lorraine book.

The Witches of Lorraine book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Witches of Lorraine.

One of the mysteries is why people were so slow to use the law to eliminate these supposedly vicious and dangerous figures. Perhaps the most striking and unexpected conclusion is that witchcraft was actually perceived as having strong therapeutic possibilities; once a person was identified as the cause of a sickness, they could be induced to take it off again.

Автор: Briggs, Robin Название: The Witches of Lorraine Издательство: Oxford Academ Классификация .

Examines the beliefs, social tensions, and behaviour patterns underlying popular attitudes to witchcraft in the period.

The Witches of Lorraine. A collection of documents and information made by Robin Briggs, All Souls College and History Faculty, University of Oxford. The following site is designed as a back-up to the book by Robin Briggs, The Witches of Lorraine, ISBN 978-0-19-822582-2, published by Oxford University Press in 2007.

Robin Briggs, FRSL, FRHistS, FBA (born 26 May 1942) is an English historian who has spent his entire academic career at All Souls College, Oxford. Born in Braintree to Donald Frederick and Kathleen Ann Briggs, he went up to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1961 and graduated with a first-class modern history Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964.

oceedings{Greengrass2010TheWO, title {The Witches of Lorraine.

oceedings{Greengrass2010TheWO, title {The Witches of Lorraine. By Robin Briggs}, author {Mark Greengrass}, year {2010} }.

Based on perhaps the richest surviving archive of witchcraft trials to be found in Europe, The Witches of Lorraine reveals the extraordinary stories held within those documents. They paint a vivid picture of life amongst the ordinary people of a small duchy on the borders of France and the Holy Roman Empire, and allow a very close analysis of the beliefs, social tensions, and behavior patterns underlying popular attitudes to witchcraft.Intense persecution occurred in the period 1570-1630, but the focus of this book is more on how suspects interacted with their neighbors over the years preceding their trials. One of the mysteries is why people were so slow to use the law to eliminate these supposedly vicious and dangerous figures. Perhaps the most striking and unexpected conclusion is that witchcraft was actually perceived as having strong therapeutic possibilities; once a person was identified as the cause of a sickness, they could be induced to take it off again. Other aspects studied include the more fantastic beliefs in sabbats, shapeshifting, and werewolves, the role of the devins or cunning-folk, and the characteristics attributed to the significant proportion of male witches. This regional study makes a vital contribution to historical understanding of one of the most dramatic phenomena in early modern Europe, and to witchcraft studies as a whole, as well as illuminating related topics in social and religious history.
2016-2020 © www.hotellemcasadeicervia.it
All rights reserved