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Published: 29 March 2015

450 Pages | 2 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780197265802

Bookseller Code (06)

Martin Delrio

Scholarship and Demonology in the Counter-Reformation

Jan Machielsen

A British Academy Publication

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

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