The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe

Culture, Cognition and Everyday Life

  • Authors
  • Edward Bever

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Reality of Maleficium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Edward Bever
      Pages 5-39
    3. Edward Bever
      Pages 40-63
  3. The Realities of Diabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-66
    2. Edward Bever
      Pages 67-92
    3. Edward Bever
      Pages 93-150
    4. Edward Bever
      Pages 151-213
  4. The Realities of Beneficent Magic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-217
    2. Edward Bever
      Pages 219-270
    3. Edward Bever
      Pages 271-335
  5. Repression and Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Edward Bever
      Pages 339-432
    3. Edward Bever
      Pages 433-440
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-627

About this book


Exploring the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic, through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses, this book complements and challenges existing scholarship, and offers unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history.


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