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Published: 12 February 2015

450 Pages | Two halftones


ISBN: 9780197265802

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Martin Delrio

Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Jan Machielsen

OUP/British Academy

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

  • First biography of an early modern demonologist
  • Sheds new light on both early modern witchcraft belief and the Counter-Reformation
  • Comprehensive introduction gives a clear historiographical survey of recent works on witchcraft, especially demonology
  • Develops a wider argument about the significance of Delrio's writings
  • Sheds light on an important period in history when the worlds of humanism and Catholic Reform collided