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By Owen Davies

Past the Witch Trials is a crucial quantity at the nature of witchcraft and magic in eu society through the Enlightenment. This cutting edge booklet presents the reader with a tough number of ways and assets of knowledge, in addition to advancing the examine of witchcraft into the eighteenth century.The essays hide England, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, and consider the event of and attitudes in the direction of witchcraft in these international locations. The participants come from assorted educational disciplines and flow past the standard historic views and sources.They emphasize the significance of learning such topics because the aftermath of witch trials, the continuing position of cunning-folk in society, and the character of the witchcraft discourse in numerous social contexts.

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From the hamlet of Falciano of Caserta and because I carried this woman on my donkey to her above mentioned hamlet, she asked me if my donkey was having colts I answered that she never had colts, even if she did her duty, and the above mentioned Maria replied that she wanted to teach me a secret to help my donkey have colts, and because I asked her what kind of secret it could be she told me. And this was that when the donkey mounted the above mentioned donkey of mine I should pick the belly of the above mentioned donkey 3 times with a nail so in this way he could be pregnant .

It reduces sound to space and it separates the word from the immediate alive present. The writing is entirely artificial. 11 Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (New York, 1982), p. 14. 12 See Cesare Segre, Avviamento all’analisi del testo letterario (Turin, 1985), p. 9. This is the medieval idea of the author as expressed by Dante in Convivio, IV, VI, 3–5. 13 [Die 10 Aprilis 1694: Comparuit coram Rev. mo magistrus Capuani in Pal. Archiepti Nicolaus Mauriello filius Dominici de Capua, qui sponte pro exoneratione eius coscientia denunciavit infrascripta.

9 Le Goff, ‘Documento/Monumento’, p. 46. 10 Writing should be viewed as a technology requiring tools. It reduces sound to space and it separates the word from the immediate alive present. The writing is entirely artificial. 11 Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (New York, 1982), p. 14. 12 See Cesare Segre, Avviamento all’analisi del testo letterario (Turin, 1985), p. 9. This is the medieval idea of the author as expressed by Dante in Convivio, IV, VI, 3–5. 13 [Die 10 Aprilis 1694: Comparuit coram Rev.

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