Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by Wolfgang Behringer
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria
By Wolfgang Behringer

Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria

Popular Magic, Religious Zealotry and Reason of State in Early Modern Europe

By (author) See other recent books by Wolfgang Behringer
Translated by J. C. Grayson See other recent books by J. C. Grayson See other recent books by David Lederer
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $110.00
Your Price: $99.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.95 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by Wolfgang Behringer

Book Description

This is a major study by a leading scholar in the field of continental witchcraft studies. Based on an intensive search through central and local legal records for south-eastern Germany, an area extending well beyond but including present-day Bavaria, the author has compiled a thorough overview of all known prosecutions for witchcraft in the period 1300-1800. He shows conclusively that witch-hunting was not a constant or uniform phenomenon, and that three-quarters of all known executions for witchcraft were concentrated in the years 1586-1630, years of particular dearth and famine. The book investigates the social and political implications of witchcraft, and how the mechanisms of persecution served as a rallying cry for partisan factionalism at court. The author also explores the mentalities behind witch-hunting, emphasizing the complex religious debates between believers and sceptics, and Catholics and Protestants.

Buy Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria book by Wolfgang Behringer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521525107
ISBN-10: 0521525101
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Wolfgang Behringer

Climate by Wolfgang Behringer Climate, Hardback (November 2009)

Global warming and the future of the climate is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but what do we know about climate variations 500 years ago, or 5000 years ago? This book introduces us to the historical research on the development of the earth's climate.

Cultural History of Climate by Wolfgang Behringer Cultural History of Climate, Paperback (November 2009)

Global warming and the future of the climate is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but what do we know about climate variations 500 years ago, or 5000 years ago? This book introduces us to the historical research on the development of the earth's climate.

Witches and Witch-Hunts by Wolfgang Behringer Witches and Witch-Hunts, Hardback (July 2004)

* broad geographical coverage: covers North America and Africa, as well as Europe * covers contemporary as well as historical witchcraft: reveals witchcraft as an important issue of our times * synthesizes the latest research to provide an accessible and engaging account.

Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by Wolfgang Behringer Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria, Hardback (December 1997)

A groundbreaking study of witchcraft in modern-day Bavaria between 1300 and 1800.

» View all books by Wolfgang Behringer

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria book by Wolfgang Behringer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Wolfgang Behringer close
Climate by Wolfgang Behringer
Cultural History of Climate by Wolfgang Behringer
Witches and Witch-Hunts by Wolfgang Behringer
Witches and Witch-Hunts by Wolfgang Behringer
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by Wolfgang Behringer
»
Recent books by J. C. Grayson close
Treason in the Northern Quarter by J. C. Grayson
Princely Power in the Dutch Republic by J. C. Grayson
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by J. C. Grayson
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by J. C. Grayson
»
Recent books by David Lederer close
Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe by David Lederer
Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe by David Lederer
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by David Lederer
Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria by David Lederer
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close