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The Last Witch Of Langenburg Murder In A German Village

Author : Thomas Robisheaux
ISBN : 9780393247732
Genre : History
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A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder—or witchcraft? On the night of the festive holiday of Shrove Tuesday in 1672 Anna Fessler died after eating one of her neighbor's buttery cakes. Could it have been poisoned? Drawing on vivid court documents, eyewitness accounts, and an early autopsy report, historian Thomas Robisheaux brings the story to life. Exploring one of Europe's last witch panics, he unravels why neighbors and the court magistrates became convinced that Fessler's neighbor Anna Schmieg was a witch—one of several in the area—ensnared by the devil. Once arrested, Schmieg, the wife of the local miller, and her daughter were caught up in a high-stakes drama that led to charges of sorcery and witchcraft against the entire family. Robisheaux shows how ordinary events became diabolical ones, leading magistrates to torture and turn a daughter against her mother. In so doing he portrays an entire world caught between superstition and modernity.

Imagining The Witch

Author : Laura Kounine
ISBN : 9780198799085
Genre : History
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The Holy Roman Empire was the heartland of the witch craze, with around 23,000 witches executed in the early modern period. In this book, Laura Kounine uses case studies of witch trials in early modern Wurttemberg to examine how people sought to identify witches, and the ways in which ordinary men and women fought for their life to avoid the stake.

Male Witches In Early Modern Europe

Author : Lara Apps
ISBN : 0719057094
Genre : History
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This book critiques historians’ assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon. It shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women. The authors insist on the centrality of gender, tradition, and ideas about witches in the construction of the witch as a dangerous figure. They challenge the marginalization of male witches by feminist and other historians.

Bibliographic Index

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Program Of The Annual Meeting

Author : American Historical Association
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The North Carolina Historical Review

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The Temperamental Thread

Author : Jerome Kagan
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Temperament is the single most pervasive aspect of us and our fellow human beings. We notice it; we gossip about it; we make judgments based on it; we unconsciously shape our lives around it. In The Temperamental Thread, developmental psychologist Jerome Kagan draws on decades of research to describe the nature of temperament--the in-born traits that underlie our responses to experience. Along the way he answers such questions as, How does the temperament we are born with affect the rest of our lives? Are we set at birth on an irrevocable path of optimism or pessimism? Must a fussy baby always become an anxious adult? Kagan paints a picture of temperament as a thread that, when woven with those of life experiences, forms the whole cloth of an individual's personality. He presents solid evidence to show how genes, gender, culture, and chance interact with temperament and influence a mature personality. He explains how temperament sets the stage for the many personality variations that we see all around us. Research into temperament, powered by the new tools of neuroscience and psychological science, is enriching our understanding of others in every context, from our closest relationships to those in workplaces, schools, and even casual encounters. Jerome Kagan shows us how.

Witchcraft Magic And Superstition In England 1640 70

Author : Frederick Valletta
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This study examines the relationship between élite and popular beliefs in witchcraft, magic and superstition in England, analyzing such beliefs against the background of political, religious and social upheaval characteristic of the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration periods. Belief in witchcraft received new impulses because of the general ferment of religious ideas and the tendency of participants in the Civil Wars to resort to imagery drawn from beliefs about the devil and witches; or to use portents to argue for the wrongs of their opponents. Throughout the work, the author stresses that deeply held superstitions were fundamental to belief in witches, the devil, ghosts, apparitions and supernatural healing. Despite the fact that popular superstitions were often condemned, it was recognized that their propaganda value was too useful to ignore. A host of pamphlets and treatises were published during this period which unashamedly incorporated such beliefs. Valletta here explores the manner in which political and religious authorities somewhat cynically used demonic imagery and language to discredit their opponents and to manipulate popular opinion.

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Geschichte Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Zu Montreal 1835 1985

Author : Karin R. Gürttler
ISBN : OCLC:71464949
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Archive For Reformation History

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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556039065339
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Rebellion Community And Custom In Early Modern Germany

Author : Norbert Schindler
ISBN : 0521650100
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An evocation of the lost worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germans.

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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
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Library Journal

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Our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria

Author : Thomas Archer
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Bye Gones

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Tanganyika Notes And Records

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