Emotions in the History of Witchcraft (Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions) by Laura Kounine
English | 10 Mar. 2017 | ISBN: 1137529024 | 321 Pages | PDF | 4.77 MB
Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged victims and by the fears of magistrates and demonologists.