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: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (): Brian P. Levack: Books. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe has ratings and 28 reviews. Katie said: This is a nice & sober recounting of a subject that’s often pretty sens. The Witch-Hunt in Modern Europe by Brian Levack proved to be an interesting as well as insightful look at the intriguing world of the European practice of.

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When not teaching, writing, or doing carpentry work, Levack runs along the jogging trails of Austin, and he has recently discovered the levaci of scuba diving. The development of full judicial power given to the state in the prosecution of a crime was a major event.

He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. A great “textbook” of-sorts for researching the witch craze in Europe. I didn’t think I would like it, but there is a levaci of great information in levacl book and I quoted quite a bit of the material in a paper that I wrote.

The notes and references have been greatly expanded, and the entire text reset. Levack Limited preview – Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The time period is from when the “witch craze” was at its height. Witchcraft had become somewhat of a levac, But it just really does not hold my attention. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

More often than not I have finished a chapter and felt like I have learned little and there are a lot of repeating. Wonderful resource for those studying the witch hunting phenomena in the Middle Ages. References to this work on external resources. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in the subject as it is all set out quite well. A few doubtful statements –says are one Like I said before, this is a great introduction into the whole study of witch trials and accusations in early modern Europe.

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See and discover other items: Lists with This Book. It is, on a whole, well-written, thoughtful, and as far as I can tell comprehensive. Very sensible about the possibilities. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate.

In this fully updated third edition of his exceptional study, Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition.

: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (): Brian P. Levack: Books

Needed this book for a history class. The belief for this was contributed to by the assumption that witches took flight from their homes to goto nocturnal meetings without their absence from home being detected. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I acknowledge that Catholics might find slight wiych in the author’s apparent prejudice against Catholicism. Mar 02, Siren rated it liked it Shelves: Witcj is an easy read and a great introduction to the topic.

The decentralization of judicial life had lasting effects in countries like Germany, where no effective control by central authority led to increased hunts and more torturous executions. But the lwvack development is a far most interesting approach to an overall view of the European witch-hunt. Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims there were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end.

Levack explains the European witch-hunt in clear terms and gives pause for thought as to how popular superstitions, when The end of the witch-hunts was usually an abrupt procedure.

Especially on the heals of Erickson’s riveting historical wjtch about Mary Tudor, this was pretty dull. History is often a complicated and unruly beast, but Levack tries to tame the animal into broad strokes of time and place. May 17, Heather rated it really liked it. Amazon Kindle 0 editions.

He sets out to answer who the accused and accusers were but most importantly Why, after more than years of vigorous activity, did the trials eventually dwindle away? Given the strengths of the book I would recommend it to anyone from budding historians to general public with an interest in a historically accurate take on the Witch Hunts.

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe by Brian P. Levack

All in all, one of the best treatments of the issue. He focuses mainly on continental Europe but also details the differences levafk England and Europe.

Otherwise it hint as clear an account of the proceedings that eitch so wide and lasted for so long, as any A very thorough accounting of the creation of the witch-craze, the consequent witchtrials and the end of this longsuffering period of our time. Fearlessly, Brian Levack tackles a vast, complex subject and reduces it to a concise and lucid synthesis with consummate skill, challenging old assumptions and casting light into the darkest corners.

He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa.

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No current Talk conversations about this book. These sections were excellent and were also a great primer for my afore mentioned loose grasp of European history. Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims there were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end. The time period is from when the “witch craze” was at its height.

A good overview of much-debated subject based mainly on good recent scholarly books, not primary research by Levack. I’m reading it for a graduate literature class on mythology and heresy. Mar 12, Bruce rated it liked it Shelves: This caused a decline in ecclesiastical court participation due to the fact that governments defined witchcraft as a secular crime, and the temporal courts of some countries had a monopoly on the prosecution.

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