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The Resource Defining dominion : the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany, Gerhild Scholz Williams

Defining dominion : the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany, Gerhild Scholz Williams

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Defining dominion : the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany
Title
Defining dominion
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the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany
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Gerhild Scholz Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
How did magic influence people's lives and thought in early modern Europe? How did woman come to be associated with magic and witchcraft and how did this affect her place in society? In this intriguing volume, Gerhild Scholz Williams explores the role of magic in France and Germany in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. She guides the reader through a variety of texts - many of them popular and influential in their day - and tells the story of how women were thrust into the center of a destructive discussion lasting several hundred years. This comprehensive study looks at magic as an intellectual and cultural language; as an attempt to explain the world, and as a means to control women whose propensity for satanic dalliance threatened not just their own souls but the health of the larger society. It will interest a wide variety of scholars and students of early modern culture, French and German literature, and gender and feminist studies
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1942-
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Scholz Williams, Gerhild
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in medieval and early modern civilization
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  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
  • Magic
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Defining dominion : the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany, Gerhild Scholz Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic and the myth of transgression: Melusine de Lusignan by Jean d'Arras (1393) -- Magic and the science of man and woman: Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus -- Magic and gender: the struggle for control in the witchcraft tracts of Kramer, Weyer, and Bodin -- Magic and the margins: Pierre de Lancre -- Magic and religious diversity: the discourses of belonging and exclusion
Control code
43461527
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780472086191
Lccn
95013470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Defining dominion : the discourses of magic and witchcraft in early modern France and Germany, Gerhild Scholz Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic and the myth of transgression: Melusine de Lusignan by Jean d'Arras (1393) -- Magic and the science of man and woman: Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus -- Magic and gender: the struggle for control in the witchcraft tracts of Kramer, Weyer, and Bodin -- Magic and the margins: Pierre de Lancre -- Magic and religious diversity: the discourses of belonging and exclusion
Control code
43461527
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
viii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780472086191
Lccn
95013470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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