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Superstitieuze en geoorloofde rituele praktijk in de Malleus maleficarum: een “onttovering”

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  • Chloé Conickx

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According to a traditional historiography, clear-cut demarcations between superstitious and licit remedies against witchcraft were made in the sixteenth century. Max Weber's concept of “disenchantment” states that the Reformation introduced a revolution in Christian ritual praxis: a purification of all “magical” elements. Using Heinrich Kramer’s Malleus maleficarum as a case study, this paper shows how, pace Weber, such systematic demarcations were already made in the late Middle Ages.

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Conickx, C., (2018) “Superstitieuze en geoorloofde rituele praktijk in de Malleus maleficarum: een “onttovering””, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 72, p.39-54. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v72i0.17915

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17 Mar 2018
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