Witchcraft, madness, society, and religion in early modern Germany: a ship of fools

H. C. Erik Midelfort has carved out a reputation for innovative work on early modern German history, with a particular focus on the social history of ideas and religion. This collection pulls together some of his best work on the related subjects of witchcraft, the history of madness and psychology,...

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Published in:Variorum collected studies series
Main Author: Midelfort, H. C. Erik 1942-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Farnham, Surrey [u.a.] Ashgate Variorum 2013
In:Variorum collected studies series
Reviews:Bibliotheca Lamiarum, 5 (2015) (Vanysacker, Dries, 1962 - )
Series/Journal:Variorum collected studies series 1029
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Germany / Witch-hunting / Belief in witches / Belief in spirits / Superstition / Possession
B Germany / Reformation / Social history studies
B Germany / Witchcraft / Magic / Insanity / Religion / Society / History 1500-1800
Further subjects:B Witch hunting (Germany) History 17th century
B Collection of essays
B Witchcraft (Germany) History 16th century
B Germany Civilization
B Germany Religion 17th century
B Hysteria (Social psychology)
B Reformation (Germany)
B Witchcraft (Germany) History 17th century
B Germany Religion 16th century
B Witch hunting (Germany) History 16th century
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Summary:H. C. Erik Midelfort has carved out a reputation for innovative work on early modern German history, with a particular focus on the social history of ideas and religion. This collection pulls together some of his best work on the related subjects of witchcraft, the history of madness and psychology, demonology, exorcism, and the social history of religious change in early modern Europe. Several of the pieces reprinted here constitute reviews of recent scholarly literature on their topics, while others offer sharp departures from conventional wisdom. A critique of Michel Foucault's view of the history of madness proved both stimulating but irritating to Foucault's most faithful readers, so it is reprinted here along with a short retrospective comment by the author
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ISBN:1409457338