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Under the Devils Spell: Witches, Sorcerers, and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy Matteo Duni

Under the Devils Spell: Witches, Sorcerers, and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy

Matteo Duni

Published November 1st 2008
ISBN : 9788895250014
Paperback
187 pages
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A fascinating examination of the role of witchcraft in Renaissance Italy.Reconstructing the activity of the Tribunal of the Faith in Italy during the period 1400-1600, this compelling book analyzes the ideology of its judges and takes a closer lookMoreA fascinating examination of the role of witchcraft in Renaissance Italy.Reconstructing the activity of the Tribunal of the Faith in Italy during the period 1400-1600, this compelling book analyzes the ideology of its judges and takes a closer look at Italian witches and their clientele. For the first time, the English reader, student, and scholar alike will be offered direct access to this little-known world through a large selection of translated Inquisition trials from the rich State Archives of Modena. From the voices of the men and women who practiced the occult arts or resorted to them on a daily basis, magic and witchcraft will emerge as an integral part of social life in early modern Italy and a means for contact and communication between diverse cultural spheres.