Introduction: ‘Unbridled passion’ and the history of witchcraft

Ostling, Michael and Kounine, Laura (2016) Introduction: ‘Unbridled passion’ and the history of witchcraft. In: Kounine, Laura and Ostling, Michael (eds.) Emotions in the history of witchcraft. Palgrave studies in the history of emotions . Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9781137529022

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The history of witchcraft has always also been a history of emotions: the emotions of victims of witchcraft, the emotions ascribed to witches themselves. This Introduction surveys both the history and the historiography of emotions as these relate to witches, witchcraft, and witch-trials. Ostling and Kounine raise methodological issues concerning representation, explore the limitations of the evidence available, and frame the volume in terms of key concepts from recent scholarship on emotions: emotives, emotionology, emotional communities, and emotional regimes.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Depositing User: Laura Kounine
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 11:03

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