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«Non lasciar vivere la malefica»

Le streghe nei trattati e nei processi (secoli XIV- XVII)
  • Edited by:
  • Dinora Corsi,
  • Matteo Duni,

Yet another book on witches and witchcraft? Although numerous, studies on this phenomenon that had such a profound influence on the political, social and religious history of the late Middle Ages and the early modern age in Europe can never be enough. At this time the political regimes were actively involved in the witch hunts, not least the Catholic church which was intensely engaged in developing instruments of control aimed at governing and curbing dissent. The book is broken down into thematic sections – rules, treatises and trials, transmission /possession – which reflect the multiplicity of the scientific proposals that have emerged in recent years, and also represent a conscious preliminary orientation of possible readings. At centre stage of the witchcraft show are the witches and their judges, from the theologians and philosophers to the exorcists. As well as addressing actual events, the book also explores the nature of the beliefs and the way in which they were transmitted in the various social strata, and the phenomenon of diabolical possession which conveyed the message of the presence of the devil in the world.

  • Keywords:
  • Stregoneria,
  • Esorcismo,
  • Inquisizione,
  • Storia religiosa,
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Dinora Corsi

University of Florence, Italy

Matteo Duni

Syracuse University, Italy

DINORA CORSI teaches History of the mediaeval church and the heretical movements at the University of Florence; her recent publications include: Donne cristiane e sacerdozio. Dalle origini all'età contemporanea, edited by D. Corsi, Roma, Viella, 2004. She founded and directs the online digital journal «Storia delle Donne» (www.storiadelledonne.it).

MATTEO DUNI teaches Renaissance History at the Syracuse University in Florence; among his recent publications: Under the Devil's Spell. Witches, Sorcerers and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy, Florence, Syracuse University in Florence, 2007. He is a member of the editorial board of the series Studi e testi per la storia religiosa del Cinquecento published by Olschki.

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Book Title

«Non lasciar vivere la malefica»

Book Subtitle

Le streghe nei trattati e nei processi (secoli XIV- XVII)

Editors

Dinora Corsi, Matteo Duni

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

268

Publication Year

2008

Copyright Information

© 2008 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

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Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-809-3

ISBN Print

978-88-8453-808-6

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978-88-8453-809-3

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978-88-5518-833-3

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Biblioteca di storia

Series Issn ISSN

2464-9007

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2704-5986

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