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Exorcising Our Demons: Magic, Witchcraft and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe (New)
by Zika, Charles
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Book ID: 9789004125605, 9004125604
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This collection of sixteen essays deals with the role of magic, religion and witchcraft in European culture, 1450-1650, and the critical role of the visual in that culture. It covers the relationship of humanism and magic; the intersection of religious ritual, orthodoxy and power; the discursive links between the visual language of witchcraft and contemporary anxieties about sexuality and savagery.
The introductory chapter urges us to exorcise our tendency to reduce historical experiences of the demonic to forms of unreason created in a distant past. Only then can we understand the role of the demonic in our historical definition of the self and the other. Richly illustrated with 112 images, the book will interest historians and art historians. 608 pages.
Table of contents
- List of Illustrations
- Introduction: Demons and Histories
- Reuchlin’s De Verbo Mirifico and the Magic Debate of the Late Fifteenth Century
- Reuchlin and Erasmus: Humanism and Occult Philosophy
- Agrippa of Nettesheim and his Appeal to the Cologne Council in 1533: The Politics of Knowledge in Early Sixteenth-Century Germany
- Hosts, Processions and Pilgrimages: Controlling the Sacred in Fifteenth-Century Germany
- The Reformation Jubilee of 1617: Appropriating the Past in European Centenary Celebrations
- Fears of Flying: Representations of Witchcraft and Sexuality in Sixteenth-Century Germany
- She-man: Visual Representations of Witchcraft and Sexuality
- Dürer’s Witch, Riding Women and Moral Order
- The Wild Cavalcade in Lucas Cranach’s Melancholia Paintings: Witchcraft and Sexual Disorder in Sixteenth-Century Germany
- Body Parts, Saturn and Cannibalism: Visual Representations of Witches’ Assemblies in the Sixteenth Century
- Fashioning New Worlds from Old Fathers: Reflections on Saturn, Amerindians and Witches in a Sixteenth-Century Print
- Cannibalism and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Reading the Visual Images
- Appropriating Folklore in Sixteenth-Century Witchcraft Literature: The Nebelkappe of Paulus Frisius
- Writing the Visual into History: Changing Cultural Perceptions of Late Medieval and Reformation Germany
- Nuremberg: The City and its Culture in the Early Sixteenth Century
- Index of Names
- Index of Places
- Index of Subjects
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