Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft

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This chapter explores the definitions and intertwinedness of the concepts of magic, heresy and witchcraft, and how they can help to form approaches across boundaries in geography, traditional chronology and divisions of religious denomination in Europe. Throughout the medieval and early modern period, the Christian church represented an orthodoxy that was continuously contested. The challenge of heterodoxy, especially as expressed in various kinds of heresy, magic and witchcraft, was constantly present during the period 1200–1650. With this volume we aim to break down three common scholarly barriers – of periodization, discipline and geography – in the exploration of the related themes of heresy, magic and witchcraft. By setting aside constructed chronological boundaries, inherent in periodizations such as medieval, early modern, Reformation and Counter Reformation, we hope to achieve a clearer and more continuous picture of what ‘went before’ and what ‘went after’, thus demonstrating continuity as well as change in the concepts and understandings of magic, heresy and witchcraft.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe : Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft
EditorsLouise Nyholm Kallestrup, Raisa Maria Toivo
Number of pages1
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32384-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32385-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesPalgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

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Heresy
Witchcraft
Magic
Medieval Period
Periodization
Geography
Heterodoxy
Religion
Denomination
Christian Churches
Orthodoxy
Reformation
Chronology
Continuity
Counter-reformation

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Kallestrup, L. N., & Toivo, R. (2017). Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. In L. Nyholm Kallestrup, & R. Maria Toivo (Eds.), Contesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32385-5_1
Kallestrup, Louise Nyholm ; Toivo, Raisa. / Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. Contesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. editor / Louise Nyholm Kallestrup ; Raisa Maria Toivo. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic).
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Kallestrup, LN & Toivo, R 2017, Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. in L Nyholm Kallestrup & R Maria Toivo (eds), Contesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32385-5_1

Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. / Kallestrup, Louise Nyholm; Toivo, Raisa.

Contesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. ed. / Louise Nyholm Kallestrup; Raisa Maria Toivo. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic).

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Kallestrup LN, Toivo R. Approaches to Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. In Nyholm Kallestrup L, Maria Toivo R, editors, Contesting Orthodoxy in in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32385-5_1