Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmark; Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. Louise Nyholm KALLESTRUP.

Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmark; Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi + 206pp. Colour illustrated papered boards, bibliography and index, maps. From the 'Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic' series. From the publisher: "This book offers the first attempt to compare lay and inquisitorial witchcraft prosecutions. In most of the early modern period, jurisdiction in Italy relating to witchcraft rested with the Roman Inquisition, whereas in Denmark only the secular courts raised trials. Louise Nyholm Kallestrup explores the condemnation and narratives of witchcraft as they were present by people involved in the trials in a Roman-Catholic and Danish-Lutheran context, and ties together the diverse research traditions of Italian and Danish witchcraft scholarship. Agents of Witchcraft is divided into three sections, beginning with an analysis of the learned and legal understandings of witchcraft, and proceeding with an examination of how the people on trial understood the term 'witchcraft'. Finally, the book ends by looking at the encounter of beliefs between the defendant and the judge. " Introduction; Part I: The Prosecutors: Marking the limits of transgression; The condemnation of witchcraft in Denmark; Comparing procedures against witchcraft in the Roman Inquisition and the Danish secular courts; Part II: The Prosecuted; The local studies; Constructing an accusation of witchcraft for the court; From allegation to formal accusation; Popular notions of witchcraft; Part III: Encounters in the Courts. Bibliography, Index. Honest people and wicked people; Conclusion: the confessor and the Judge. "As new" thus a bright clean copy in Fine condition (no dust jacket issued). Item #67002
ISBN: 9780230300712

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