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The Appearance of Witchcraft

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. Fashioning a New Visual Language for Witchcraft Chapter 2. The Transformation of Sorcery and Magic in the Fifteenth Century Chapter 3. Witches' Cauldrons and Women's Bodies Chapter 4. Wild Riders, Popular Folklore and Moral Disorder Chapter 5. Transformation, Death and Sexuality in the Classical World Chapter 6. A Biblical Necromancer and Two Christian Saints Chapter 7. Reporting the News and Reading the Signs Chapter 8. On the Margins of Christian Europe

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University of Melbourne, Australia


'This long awaited book is the definitive history of the image of the witch in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe. Zika's scholarship is extraordinary -- he takes us through popular perceptions, iconography and intellectual history as he unravels the meanings of these compelling images. A masterly study, it will interest all historians of sexuality, art, and culture.' Lyndal Roper, The University of Oxford This is a major reworking of the visual history of witchcraft and more comprehensive than anything that has gone before. The scholarship is exhaustive and impeccable throughout! It will be the standard work on the subject for many years. Stuart Clark, University of Swansea

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