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The Resource The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present, Ronald Hutton

The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present, Ronald Hutton

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The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present
Title
The witch
Title remainder
a history of fear, from ancient times to the present
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Hutton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated"--
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Provided by publisher
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YUS
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Hutton, Ronald
Dewey number
133.4/309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1566
LC item number
.H88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Witchcraft
  • Witch hunting
  • Witches
  • Witch hunting
  • Witchcraft
  • Witches
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present, Ronald Hutton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Author's note -- Introduction. Part 1 Deep perspectives : The global context -- The ancient context -- The shamanic context. Part 2 Continental perspectives : Ceremonial magic: the Egyptian legacy? -- The hosts of the night -- What the Middle Ages made of the witch -- The early modern patchwork. Part 3 British perspectives : Witches and fairies -- Witches and Celticity -- Witches and animals. Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn984511945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300229042
Lccn
2017001239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
13500796
System control number
(OCoLC)984511945
Label
The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present, Ronald Hutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Author's note -- Introduction. Part 1 Deep perspectives : The global context -- The ancient context -- The shamanic context. Part 2 Continental perspectives : Ceremonial magic: the Egyptian legacy? -- The hosts of the night -- What the Middle Ages made of the witch -- The early modern patchwork. Part 3 British perspectives : Witches and fairies -- Witches and Celticity -- Witches and animals. Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn984511945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300229042
Lccn
2017001239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
13500796
System control number
(OCoLC)984511945

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