Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • Notes on Bibliography and References xvi
  • Part I - Language 1
  • 1 - Witchcraft and Language 3
  • 2 - Festivals and Sabbats 11
  • 3 - Dual Classification 31
  • 4 - Contrariety 43
  • 5 - Inversion 69
  • 6 - The Devil, God''s Ape 80
  • 7 - And Wit-Craft 94
  • 8 - Women and Witchcraft 106
  • 9 - Unstable Meanings 134
  • Part II - Science 149
  • 10 - Witchcraft and Science 151
  • 11 - The Devil in Nature 161
  • 12 - The Causes of Witchcraft 179
  • 13 - Believers and Sceptics 195
  • 14 - Natural Magic 214
  • 15 - Demonic Magic 233
  • 16 - Prerogative Instances (1) 251
  • 17 - Prerogative Instances (2) 259
  • 18 - The Magical Power of Signs 281
  • 19 - Witchcraft and the Scientific Revolution 294
  • Part III - History 313
  • 20 - Witchcraft and History 315
  • 21 - Postremus Furor Satanae 321
  • 22 - Eschatology 335
  • 23 - The Life and Times of the Antichrist 346
  • 24 - The Witch as Portent 363
  • 25 - Witch-Cleansing 375
  • 27 - Possession, Exorcism, and History 401
  • 28 - Before Loudun 423
  • Part IV - Religion 435
  • 29 - Witchcraft and Religion 437
  • 30 - Cases of Conscience 445
  • 31 - Popular Magic 457
  • 32 - Superstition 472
  • 34 - Acculturation by Text 509
  • 35 - Protestant Witchcraft, Catholic Witchcraft 526
  • Part V - Politics 547
  • 36 - Witchcraft and Politics 549
  • 37 - Magistrates and Witches 560
  • 38 - Inviolability 572
  • 39 - The Charisma of Office 582
  • 40 - Mystical Politics 602
  • 41 - Marvellous Monarchy 619
  • 42 - Spectacles of Disenchantment 634
  • 43 - Kingcraft and Witchcraft 655
  • 44 - Bodin''s Political Demonology 668
  • Postscript 683
  • Bibliography 687
  • Index 773
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