Emotions in the History of Witchcraft

Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
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Contributes to the growing scholarship in the history of the emotions, as well as the history of witchcraft and magic
Provides a much-needed bridge between these two areas of study

Multidisciplinary and wide-ranging in scope
1. 'Unbridled Passion': Witchcraft in the History of Emotion by Michael Ostling and Laura Kounine.- Part I: In Representation.- 2. Fear and Devotion in the Writings of Heinrich Institoris by Tamar Herzig.- 3. Satanic Fury: Depictions of the Devil's Rage in Nicolas Remy's Daemonolatria by Laura Kounine.- 4. The Cruelty of Witchcraft: the Drawings of Jacques de Gheyn the Younger by Charles Zika.- 5. Tyrannical Beasts: Male Witchcraft in Early Modern English Culture by E. J. Kent.- Part II.- 6. The Witch in the Courtroom: Torture and the Representations of Emotion by Rita Voltmer.- 7. 'So they will love me and pine for me': Intimacy and Distance in Early Modern Russian Magic by Valerie Kivelson.- 8. Emotion and Affect in Lorraine Witchcraft Trials by Robin Briggs.- 9. Speaking of Love in the Polish Witch-Trials by Michael Ostling.- 10. Over-Familiar Spirits: The Bonds between English Witches and their Devils byCharlotte-Rose Millar.- Part III.- 11. Bullying, the Neurobiology of Emotional Aggression, and the Experience of Witchcraft by Edward Bever.- 12. Witchcraft and the Dangers of Intimacy: Africa and Europe by Peter Geschiere.- 13. Psychotic Reactions? Witchcraft, The Devil and Mental Illness by Sarah Ferber.- Part IV.- 14. In Memorium Maleficarum: Feminist and Pagan Mobilizations of the Burning Times by Laurel Zwissler.- 15. Afterword: Passions in Perspective by Malcolm Gaskill.
Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged victims and by the fears of magistrates and demonologists.
Editiert von: Laura Kounine, Michael Ostling
Laura Kounine is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, and was previously a research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. She is the co-editor of Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (2016) and author of the forthcoming Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany.

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Autor: Laura Kounine
ISBN-13 :: 9781137529022
ISBN: 1137529024
Erscheinungsjahr: 05.03.2017
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Gewicht: 557g
Seiten: 321
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2016
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x154x25 mm, 2 schwarz-weiße und 10 farbige Abbildungen, 12 farbige Tabellen, Bibliographie
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