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Bengt Ankarloo (1935–2008)

Auteur van Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome

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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome (1999) — Redacteur — 135 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Twentieth Century (1999) — Redacteur — 98 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Middle Ages (2001) — Redacteur — 93 exemplaren
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Period of the Witch Trials (2002) — Redacteur — 92 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Biblical and Pagan Societies (2001) — Redacteur — 73 exemplaren
Franska revolutionen (1992) 6 exemplaren
Romersk rätt (1994) 2 exemplaren
Trolldomsprocesserna i Sverige (1984) 2 exemplaren

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Gangbare naam
Ankarloo, Bengt
Geboortedatum
1935-12-09
Overlijdensdatum
2008-01-12
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
Sweden
Beroepen
historian
Organisaties
Lund University

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Four separate essays on magical acts and attitudes in Greece and Rome. Dry but well researched. Bibliography, index, in-text notes. Made especially difficult by difficulty of keeping names straight. Numbers of historical figures with similar or identical names. Probably valuable for specialists in the field, but heavy going for average reader.
 
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ritaer | 1 andere bespreking | May 29, 2017 |
A scholarly look at European witchcraft. It starts out well, with a detailed history of where and when witch trials happened in Europe, and tries to correct some assumptions that have long been made by looking at the record with fresh eyes. The authors seem to miss a particular pattern that screams out of their work, but overall it is an accessible history. In the latter part of the book, however, the ultra postmodernism begins to get annoying as professional historians neglect reality altogether to support their point that witchcraft and magic were totally rational points of view in their time (if one accepts their argument, one must acknowledge that witchcraft and magic are totally rational in our time, as well, since one of their prime arguments is the number of people that believe in it - NOT an indication of truth, rationality, or anything other than societal patterns). The constant sniping at people who regard the viewpoints of this time as being magic at all becomes frustrating, and some of the statements made by the author are so outrageous it is difficult to believe he is actually a scholar, but unfortunately, this is a viewpoint all too frequently promoted in academic circles. In the end, he attempts to demonstrate that science itself is magic, on which point he fails, though he does make the somewhat banal point that many of the scientific geniuses of the time dabbled in magical arts. This is well known and not denied by scientists; most scientists simply take their scientific genius and recognize their eccentricities as the same foibles that are part of being human. The redefinition of naturalism is particularly annoying. If you wish to avoid such frustrations, read the first two parts for the history, and skip the third.… (meer)
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Devil_llama | 2 andere besprekingen | Nov 27, 2014 |
This is a good overview of the witchcraft trials in Europe.
 
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Angelic55blonde | 2 andere besprekingen | Jun 29, 2007 |
Like all the books in this series, very good, worth having and far too expensive. This is not a beginner's book, but rather assumes some knowledge of the field. Useful and worth having but supplement it with Graf, at the very least.
 
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tole_lege | 1 andere bespreking | Oct 24, 2005 |

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