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The Occult in Early Modern Europe

A Documentary History

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 280
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Documents in History

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02 February 1999

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02 February 1999

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Witchcraft and the occult sciences are areas which have benefited enormously from the spread of more sophisticated cultural studies in recent years. The old debate as to whether or not witches were really believed to exist...

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Witchcraft and the occult sciences are areas which have benefited enormously from the spread of more sophisticated cultural studies in recent years. The old debate as to whether or not witches were really believed to exist has collapsed in the face of the overwhelming bodies of evidence suggesting a genuine and widespread acceptance of the occult in a notionally Christian Europe.This excellent and wide-ranging documentary anthology shows the genuinely pan-European nature of the phenomenon, its spread through all classes and its importance in people's thinking about the natural world. It covers magic, witchcraft, astrology, alchemy and other related occult themes and presents them, not as disparate elements of folkloric belief and intellectual aberrations, but as parts of a coherent, intellectually rigorous and scientifically challenging world-view, consistently argued in accordance with its given basic principles. This collection is drawn from a very wide range of authors from the early modern period and includes many newly translated documents which appear in English here for the first time.

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Comprehensive, covers full range of occult themes magic, witchcraft, astrology, and alchemy
Subject highly popular subject among students, and Dr MaxwellStuart is well positioned to provide the one key missing component a reliable and varied anthology of documents
Includes a large number of translated documents, many of which have never before appeared in English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A World of Signs and Spirits
Astrology
Magic
Alchemy
Bibliography
Index.

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P.G. MAXWELL-STUART is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of St Andrews, UK.

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P.G. MAXWELL-STUART is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of St Andrews, UK.

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