Overview:Evil People: A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier - Studies in Early Modern German History - Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons. Narrowing his focus to two specific regions - Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier - he provides a nuanced explanation of how the tensions between state power and communalism determined the course of witch hunts that claimed over 1,300 lives in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germany. Dillinger finds that, far from representing the centralizing aggression of emerging early states against local cultures, witch hunts were almost always driven by members of the middle and lower classes in cities and villages, and they were stopped only when early modern states acquired the power to control their localities. Situating his study in the context of a pervasive magical worldview that embraced both orthodox Christianity and folk belief, Dillinger shows that, in some cases, witch trials themselves were used as magical instruments, designed to avert threats of impending divine wrath. ""Evil People"" describes a two-century evolution in which witch hunters who liberally bestowed the label 'evil people' on others turned into modern images of evil themselves. In the original German, ""Evil People"" won the Friedrich Spee Award as an outstanding contribution to the history of witchcraft.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603734631-9780813928067. It was written by the following authors: Johannes Dillinger, Laura Stokes. Book Evil People: A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier - Studies in Early Modern German History, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Virginia Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Spirituality, Beliefs, History. The book was published on 2009-08-30. It has 312 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 590 g. File for download Evil People: A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier - Studies in Early Modern German History has PDF format and is called evil-people-a-comparative-study-of-witch-hunts-in-swabian-austria-and-the-electorate-of-trier-studies-in-early-modern-german-history.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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