Witches and Neighbours
The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Robin Briggs
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Witches and Neighbours by Robin Briggs
Book DescriptionWitches and Neighbours is a highly original and unconventional analysis of a fascinating historical phenomenon. Unlike other studies of the subject which focus on the mechanisms of persecution, this book presents a rich picture of witchcraft as an all-pervasive aspect of life in early modern Europe. This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines. * A fascinating and accessible account of the central role of witchcraft in early modern Europe. * A standard work on the subject of witchcraft now available in a revised edition with an updated bibliography. * Presents an unconventional interpretation of the role and influence of witchcraft * Argues that witchcraft was as complex and changing as the society of which it formed a vital part. * Draws on a range of original sources to vividly illustrate the arguments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631233268
(226mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Briggs
Witches of Lorraine, Hardback (November 2007)
Based on the richest archive of witchcraft trials found in Europe, this book paints a vivid picture of life amongst the people of a small duchy on the border of France. Robin Briggs' examination of their beliefs in phenomena such as shapeshifting and werewolves proves a vital contribution to historical understanding of witchcraft.
Witches and Neighbours, Hardback (February 2002)
This text combines research with the author's investigations to produce an account of the role of witchcraft in the past. It argues that witchcraft - its belief and persecutions - cannot be explained by general causes but was as complex and changing as the society of which it formed a vital part.
Early Modern France, 1560-1715, Paperback (April 1998)
In the OPUS series, second revised edition of a history of France from the Wars of Religion to the death of Louis XIV. Incorporating new material drawn from recent scholarship, describes the major political events and analyses the factors influencing the evolution of state and society in this decisive period of French history.
Communities of Belief, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Robin Briggs
This social study of early modern France shows how the communal, oral culture of an older Europe came to be replaced by a recognizably modern culture. Robin Briggs examines the conflicts caused by social and intellectual change, and the tensions between the elite and the common people.
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Author Biography - Robin Briggs
Robin Briggs is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford where he has worked since his election as Prize Fellow in 1964. He was educated at Felsted School and Balliol College, Oxford and he is the author of The Scientific Revolution of the Seventeenth Century (1970), Early Modern France (2nd Edition 1998), and Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France (1989).
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