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ISBN: 0271022256
Author: Michael D. Bailey
Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press; illustrated edition edition (October 18, 2002)
Pages: 216
Category: World
Subcategory: History
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In Battling Demons, Michael Bailey places the Dominican theologian Johannes Nider at the center of an emerging set of beliefs about diabolical sorcery and witchcraft in the fifteenth century

In Battling Demons, Michael Bailey places the Dominican theologian Johannes Nider at the center of an emerging set of beliefs about diabolical sorcery and witchcraft in the fifteenth century. His argument is entirely original and will force those of us who study witchcraft to consider its implications not only for the late Middle Ages but also for the great persecutions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Edward Peters, University of Pennsylvania.

If you are looking for a more exciting and thorough history I highly recommend Nancy Caciola's Discerning Spirits. This book is also somewhat incomplete as it is roughly 1/3 of Bailey's dissertation chopped into book form explaining much of its overemphasis on a single figure, perhaps when he has published the rest it will.

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Battling Demons:Witchcraft, Heresy, intheLate andReform middleAges. University Park:The versity Press,2002. His own expertise in the sources of the Low Countries and in the Anabaptists adds an original dimension to his intelligent synthesisof the parallel work of other scholars. This content downloaded on Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:29:57 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions.

In Battling Demons, Michael Bailey places the Dominican theologian Johannes Nider at the center of an emerging set of beliefs about diabolical sorcery and witchcraft in the fifteenth century. The fifteenth century is more than any other the century of the persecution of witches. So wrote Johan Huizinga more than eighty years ago in his classic Autumn of the Middle Ages. Although Huizinga was correct in his observation, modern readers have tended to focus on the more spectacular witch-hunts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

MEDIEVAL HISTORY In Battling Demons, Michael Bailey places the Dominican theologian Johannes Nider . 11:22 AM. Page 1. Introduction witchcraft, heresy, and reform in the fifteenth century.

MEDIEVAL HISTORY In Battling Demons, Michael Bailey places the Dominican theologian Johannes Nider at the center of . . S. ometime in the mid-1430s an unknown author, certainly a cleric and most likely an inquisitor, recounted the errors of a new and terrible heretical sect.

Magic in the middle ages. Witchcraft in the middle ages. Witchcraft and magic in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe. Lambert, M. Medieval heresy: popular movements from the Gregorian reform to the Reformation. Levack, Brian P. The Witch-hunt in early modern Europe. The medieval church and state on superstition, magic and witchcraft: from Augustine to the sixteenth century’ Witchcraft and magic in Europe: the middle ages. Ed. Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark.

-Alberto Ferreiro, Church History "Bailey has written a book that should be read by everyone interested in witchcraft and late medieval religion. -James Given, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies "This is a brief, but interesting book.

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Battling Demons : Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages. by Michael D. Bailey. So wrote Johan Huizinga more than eighty years ago in his classic Autumn of the Middle Age s.

The fifteenth century is more than any other the century of the persecution of witches. So wrote Johan Huizinga more than eighty years ago in his classic Autumn of the Middle Ages. Although Huizinga was correct in his observation, modern readers have tended to focus on the more spectacular witch-hunts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Nevertheless, it was during the late Middle Ages that the full stereotype of demonic witchcraft developed in Europe, and this is the subject of Battling Demons.

At the heart of the story is Johannes Nider (d. 1438), a Dominican theologian and reformer who alternately persecuted heretics and negotiated with them—a man who was by far the most important church authority to write on witchcraft in the early fifteenth century. Nider was a major source for the infamous Malleus maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches (1486), the manual of choice for witch-hunters in late medieval Europe. Today Nider's reputation rests squarely on his witchcraft writings, but in his own day he was better known as a leader of the reform movement within the Dominican order and as a writer of important tracts on numerous other aspects of late medieval religiosity, including heresy and lay piety. Battling Demons places Nider in this wider context, showing that for late medieval thinkers, witchcraft was one facet of a much larger crisis plaguing Christian society.

As the only English-language study to focus exclusively on the rise of witchcraft in the early fifteenth century, Battling Demons will be important to students and scholars of the history of magic and witchcraft and medieval religious history.

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