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Satanism and Witchcraft The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 080650059X
ISBN-13: 9780806500591
Sku: 30391919
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  356
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Long out of print, Jules Michelet's classic study of medieval superstition has been reprinted in this edition to bring the general public's attention to one of the truly great sociological works of modern times.

Michelet brilliantly recreates the Europe of the Middle Ages, the centuries of fierce religious intolerance, the Inquisition and the auto-da-fe.

He depicts the feudal barons, the great manors, the fiefs and serfs... and the witches, hobgoblins and wizards of whom the masses lived in mortal fear.

Michelet draws flaming word pictures of the witch hunts, the Black Masses, the reign of Satan, and the weird rites of the damned. Here is the age of unbridled pleasure and sensuality, of luxury beyond imagination and squalor beyond endurance. Here is the time when a girl might be accused of witchcraft merely if she were young and pretty and did not survive the test of immersion in water or boiling oil. Here is the day of beatings, floggings, tortures and summary decapitations.

Encyclopedia Britannica called the book, "The most important work on medieval superstition yet written." It is indeed one of the great works on the Age of Darkness.

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Long out of print, Jules Michelet's classic study of medieval superstition has been reprinted in this edition to bring the general public's attention to one of the truly great sociological works of modern times. Michelet brilliantly recreates the Europe of the Middle Ages, the centuries of fierce religious intolerance, the Inquisition and the auto-da-fe. He depicts the feudal barons, the great manors, the fiefs and serfs... and the witches, hobgoblins and wizards of whom the masses lived in mortal fear. Michelet draws flaming word pictures of the witch hunts, the Black Masses, the reign of Satan, and the weird rites of the damned. Here is the age of unbridled pleasure and sensuality, of luxury beyond imagination and squalor beyond endurance. Here is the time when a girl might be accused of witchcraft merely if she were young and pretty and did not survive the test of immersion in water or boiling oil. Here is the day of beatings, floggings, tortures and summary decapitations. Encyclopedia Britannica called the book, "The most important work on medieval superstition yet written." It is indeed one of the great works on the Age of Darkness.
Author Bio
Jules Michelet
Jules Michelet came from a lower middle-class background, growing up in a family of printers. Young Michelet was quite smart, completing his university studies with determination. Like his father, who had been involved in the French Revolution at the time of his son's birth, Michelet was involved in social and religious causes throughout his life. Michelet was a history lecturer at the ?cole Normale in Paris, a professor of history at the Coll?ge de France from 1838 to 1851, and delivered now-legendary lectures both at the college and at the Sorbonne. Michelet's output includes a summary of modern history, which was used in French schools until the 1850s, a 24-volume "Histoire de France", and several nature books written in collaboration with his second wife, Ath?na?s Mialaret. He is considered not only one of France's great Romantic historians and naturalists, but one of the world's great modern historians.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0356
Product attributePublisher:   Citadel Press
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