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Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (Magic in History)

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"The fifteenth century is more than any other the century of the persecution of witches. The Author of this Book is Michael D. Bailey " So wrote Johan Huizinga more than eighty years ago in his classic Autumn of the Middle Ages. Array ISBN . Although Huizinga was correct in his observation, modern readers have tended to focus on the more spectacular witch-hunts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (Magic in History) available in English. Nevertheless, it was during the late Middle Ages that the full stereotype of demonic witchcraft developed in Europe, and this is the subject of Battling Demons. At the heart of the story is Johannes Nider (d. 1438), a Dominican theologian and reformer who alternately persecuted heretics and negotiated with them--a man who was by far the most important church authority to write on witchcraft in the early fifteenth century.

Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (Magic in History)

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