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Historical dictionary of witchcraft / by Michael D. Bailey (Eng-Eng)

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Описание:   The Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft is a reliable reference for both academics and general readers interested in the actual historical development of witchcraft in the Western world.
   The focus of the dictionary is on Western Europe during the late medieval and early modern periods, when the specific idea of diabolical witchcraft devel- oped and the so-called great witch-hunts occurred. Also provided are entries on magic and witchcraft in the early Christian period, as well as the lingering belief in witchcraft in the modern world and the development of the modern, neopagan religion of witchcraft, also known as Wicca.
   For comparative purposes, some entries deal with aspects and systems of magic found in other parts of the world, such as Africa, as well as the New-World practices of Voodoo and Santeria. Important people in the history of witchcraft are examined, from the medieval inquisitors and magistrates who developed the stereotype of the historical witch to the modern developers of Wicca. Also included are legal terms and concepts important to the prosecution of witchcraft, religious and theological concepts, and more popular beliefs and aspects of common folklore and mythology.
Источник:Historical dictionary of witchcraft / by Michael D. Bailey.- 1st ed. p.cm. - (Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements ; no. 47) Includes bibliographical references.
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