This course is discontinued

Syllabus

NB: The syllabus under 'chapters and articles' may be subjected to changes up until the teaching starts.

Books:

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

 

Readers and sourcebooks:

Levack, Brian (ed.) 2015: The Witchcraft Sourcebook. Second Edition. London and New York: Routledge. (Selections, see recommended readings under lectures)

Oldridge, Darren (ed.) 2008: The Witchcraft Reader. Second Edition. Routledge. (Selections, see recommended readings under lectures)

Otto, Bernd Christian and Michael Stausberg (eds.) 2013: Defining Magic. A Reader. Equinox Publishing. (Selections, see recommended readings under lectures)

 

Chapters and Articles:

Bowman, Marion 2005: “Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, Heart Chakra of Planet Earth: The Local and the Global in Glastonbury.” In Numen 2, pp. 157-190. Full text available at UiO 30 pages

de Blécourt, Willem 2000: "The Making of the Female Witch: Reflections on Witchcraft and Gender in the Early Modern Period" in Gender and History, Vol. 12, pp. 287-309. Full text available at UiO. 23 pages.

Östling, Per-Anders 2006: Blåkulla Journeys in Swedish Folklore. In: Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore. Vol. 62, pp 81-122. (Available on Canvas) 40 pages

Hagen, Rune Blix 2005: “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, pp. 246-263. (Available on Canvas) 17 pages

Hanegraaff, Wouter J. 2003: “How magic survived the disenchantment of the world.” In: Religion 33, pp. 357-380. (Available on Canvas) 22 pages

Herzig, Tamar 2010: "Flies, Heretics, and the Gendering of Witchcraft" in: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, Vol. 5, number 1, pp. 51-80. Full text available at UiO. 29 pages. 

Kallestrup, Louise Nyholm 2011a: "Lay and Inquisitorial Witchcraft Prosecutions in Early Modern Italy and Denmark" in: Scandinavian Journal of History, 36:3, pp. 265-278. Full text available at UiO. 13 pages.

Kallestrup, Louise Nyholm 2011b: "Knowing Satan from God: Demonic Possession, Witchcraft, and the Lutheran Orthodox Church in Early Modern Denmark", in: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, Vol. 6, Number 2, pp. 163-182. Full text available at UiO. 20 pages.

Knutsen, Gunnar W. 2006: “The End of the Witch Hunts in Scandinavia” in: Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore. Vol. 62, pp 143-164. (Available on Canvas) 18 pages

Mitchell, Stephen A. 2015: “Leechbooks, Manuals, and Grimoires. On the Early History of Magical Texts in Scandinavia.” In: Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore 70, pp. 57-74. Full text available. 12 pages

Pihlajamaki, Heikki 2000: "Swimming the Witch, Pricking for the Devil's Mark: Ordeals in the Early Modern Witchcraft Trials, in The Journal of Legal History, 21:2, pp. 35-58. Full text available at UiO. 24 pages.

Willumsen, Liv Helene 2013: "Children accused of Witchcraft in 17th-century Finnmark", in: Scandinavian Journal of History, 38:1, pp. 18-41. Full text available at UiO. 24 pages.

Willumsen, Liv Helene 1997: "Witches of the High North", in: Scandinavian Journal of History, 22:3, pp. 199-221. Full text available at UiO. 20 pages.

 

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: Oxford University Press 1999.

 

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