Martin Delrio : demonology and scholarship in the Counter-Reformation / by Jan Machielsen.
- Machielsen, Johannes M., 1984-
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Demonology and scholarship in the Counter-Reformation
Recovers the wider scholarship of Jesuit Martin Delrio (1551-1608), beyond his Disquisitiones magicae, revealing his influence on early modern cultural, religious, and intellectual history, despite his later reputation for credulity and cruelty as attitudes towards witchcraft changed.
Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2015.
x, 441 pages, 2 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Identities. Magistrate ; Jesuit ; Friend -- Humanism. The spoils of Egypt ; Youthful adversaries ; A tale of two Senecas ; Emendation, divination ; Historical drama -- Demonology. A web of demons ; A textual science ; Trials and tribulations -- Theology. The Virgin and the word ; Vehement vituperation -- Epilogue : life after life.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-434) and index.