Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

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Bringing together the fields of Reformation and witchcraft studies, Gary K. Waite reveals how the early-modern period's religious conflicts led to widespread confusion and uncertainty, against which alleged diabolical conspiracies served to reaffirm orthodoxy. As with the vicious persecution of Anabaptists, witch-hunting was a means of restoring belief in the veracity of official teachings about the supernatural realm. Waite argues that it was only when the authorities came to terms with religious pluralism that there was a ...

Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe 2003, Palgrave, London

ISBN-13: 9780333754344

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Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe 2003, Palgrave, London

ISBN-13: 9780333754337

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