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Martin Delrio : demonology and scholarship in the Counter-Reformation / by Jan Machielsen.

Machielsen, Johannes M., 1984-
Date
2015


About this work

Also known as

Demonology and scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Description

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.

Publication/Creation

Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2015.

Physical description

x, 441 pages, 2 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Edition

First edition.

Contents

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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-434) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780197265802
  • 0197265804

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