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Levack, Brian: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe. Fourth Edition. Routledge 2016.

Mitchell, Stephen: Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages. University of Pennsylvania Press 2013.

Levack, Brian (ed.): The Witchcraft Sourcebook. Second Edition. Routledge 2015. (Selection)


Chapters and Articles:

Oldridge, Darren (ed.): The Witchcraft Reader. Second Edition. Routledge 2008. (Recommended for purchase, selected obligatory articles are on Fronter).

Otto, Bernd Christian and Michael Stausberg (eds.): Defining Magic. A Reader. Equinox Publishing 2013. (Table of Contents, Introduction and selected chapters)


Asprem, Egil: Patterns of Magicity. A review of Defining Magic: A reader. 2014 (9p., On Fronter)

Östling, Per-Anders: Blåkulla Journeys in Swedish Folklore. In: Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore. Vol. 62, 2006, 81-122. (On Fronter)

Hanegraaff, Wouter J.: How magic survived the disenchantment of the world. In: Religion 33 (2003), 357-380. (On Fronter, pp. 357-371)

Hagen, Rune Blix: The King, the Cat, and the Chaplain. King Christian IV’s Encounter with the Sami Shamans of Northern Norway and Northern Russia in 1599. In: Gábor Kaniczay and Éva Pócs (eds.): Communicating with the Spirits. CEU Press 2005, 246-263. (On Fronter)

Ohrvik, Ane: A Hidden Magical Universe? Exploring the Secrets of Secrecy in Early Modern Manuscripts. In: Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore 70, 2015, 101-124. (On Fronter)

Raudvere, Catharina (2002). “Trolldómr in Early Medieval Scandinavia”, in The Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe (Vol. 3), ed. B. Ankarloo & S. Clark (Fronter)

Additional reading for those interested in the history of modern Neo-paganism (Wicca etc.):

Hutton, Ronald 1999: The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Oxford University Press 1999. (Introductory Chapter on Fronter)


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