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Author: H Sidky
Publisher: New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., 2012.
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Sidky, H.
Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs and Disease : An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-Hunts Second Printing.
New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Sidky
ISBN: 9781453910146 145391014X
OCLC Number: 817915882
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents: 1; The European Witch-Craze 23; European Witchcraft and Demonology 31; Sabbats and the Pact With Satan 36; Witch-Sects and Flying Cannibals: Fact or Fantasy? 51; Ethnographic Studies of Witchcraft 62; Cannibalism and European Witchcraft 65; The Black Death: Prelude to the Witch-Persecutions 77; Reaction to Disaster: The Flagellants 85; The Plague-Spreader Conspiracy 87; Witch-Hunts After the Great Plague 94; Demonology: Ideology of Terror 101; Torture: The Proof of All Proofs 117; Discovering Witches 121; Methods and Technology of Torture 127. Torture: The Validation of Demonology 141Torture: Economic Motives 149; Demonic Possession, Witchcraft, Deception, and Disease 155; Demonic Possession and Disease 166; Hallucinogenic Drugs and Witches 189; The Witch Ointments: Pharmacological Composition 195; Hallucinogens and the Witches' Sabbat 199; Drugs, Poisons, and Chemical Ecstasy 202; Psychochemical Torture 208; Werewolves and Witches 215; Wolves and Werewolves 220; Werewolf-Hunts and Lycanthropy Trials 229; Wolf Madness: Lycanthropy and Disease 238; Mad Wolves and Wolf Madness 242; Hallucinogenic Drugs and Lycanthropy 246. Sociological Considerations 249Witch-Hunting, Terror, and Social Control 255; Bibliography 269; Index 311.
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