Early modern supernatural the dark side of European culture, 1400-1700 by Jane P. Davidson

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Published by Praeger in Santa Barbara, Calif .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Learning and scholarship,
  • Occultism,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Popular culture,
  • Social change,
  • Supernatural,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJane P. Davidson
SeriesPraeger series on the early modern world
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1434.E85 D38 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25067210M
ISBN 109780313393433, 9780313393440
LC Control Number2011041116

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