CampusHaverford
SemesterFall_2013
Registration IDHISTH237A01
Course TitleGeographies of Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe
Credit1.0
DepartmentGender and Sexuality Studies
InstructorDarin Hayton
Time And DaysTTh 11:30-1:00
Room LocationHall 107
Additional Course InfoSO III Limit:35
Enrollment limited to 35 students.
Rather than dismiss witchcraft and the occult sciences as irrational beliefs, this course investigates them within the context of early modern Europe to understand them as rational practices. How did people defend magic and what evidence did they invoke? Why did people accuse each other of practicing witchcraft? How were arguments for and against occult practices related to religious, political, and geographic contexts? What role did ideas about gender and social roles play in ideas about witches, necromancers, and sorcerers? Equally important for this class: If we no longer accept these practices as valid, why do we still care today?
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CampusHaverford
SemesterFall_2013
Registration IDHISTH237A01
Course TitleGeographies of Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe
Credit1.0
DepartmentHistory
InstructorDarin Hayton
Time And DaysTTh 11:30-1:00
Room LocationHall 107
Additional Course InfoSO III Limit:35
Enrollment limited to 35 students.
Rather than dismiss witchcraft and the occult sciences as irrational beliefs, this course investigates them within the context of early modern Europe to understand them as rational practices. How did people defend magic and what evidence did they invoke? Why did people accuse each other of practicing witchcraft? How were arguments for and against occult practices related to religious, political, and geographic contexts? What role did ideas about gender and social roles play in ideas about witches, necromancers, and sorcerers? Equally important for this class: If we no longer accept these practices as valid, why do we still care today?
Miscellaneous LinksView textbook list for this course
Departmental Homepage
Darin Hayton Webpage



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