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Salem Possessed

Salem Possessed

The Social Origins of Witchcraft

  • Author: Paul Boyer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674282663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, nineteen bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials From rich and varied sources—many neglected and unknown—Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity—beset by restraints and opposition from without and factional conflicts from within—and a minister whose obsessions helped to bring this volatile mix to the flash point. Not simply a dramatic and isolated event, the Salem outbreak has wider implications for our understanding of developments central to the American experience: the disintegration of Puritanism, the pressures of land and population in New England towns, the problems besetting farmer and householder, the shifting role of the church, and the powerful impact of commercial capitalism.

Das Verbrechensopfer in der Strafrechtspflege

Das Verbrechensopfer in der Strafrechtspflege

psychologische, kriminologische, strafrechtliche und strafverfahrensrechtliche Aspekte : ausgewählte Referate des Dritten Internationalen Symposiums für Viktimologie 1979 in Münster/Westfalen

  • Author: Hans Joachim Schneider
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110075090
  • Category: Victims of crimes
  • Page: 447
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Accessible American History: Connecting the Past to the Present, Second Edition

Accessible American History: Connecting the Past to the Present, Second Edition

  • Author: Paul Swendson
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 0985000244
  • Category: History
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In this revised, expanded, and updated second edition, Paul Swendson - in a series of comprehensive essays - puts into written form what he has spent more than thirteen years doing as a community college history instructor: making American history “manageable, meaningful, and relevant” for everyday people. In addition to breaking down the fundamental topics of American history in a concise, easy to read fashion, this is a work of political and social commentary, relating the experiences, struggles, and decisions of past Americans to life in the United States today. The goal of this book, like all good history teaching and writing, is to help its readers become a little wiser, and raising the essential questions is often more important than providing the “right” answers.

Taking Sides

Taking Sides

Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History

  • Author: Larry Madaras,James M. SoRelle
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN: 9780072430950
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 408
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Presents opposing viewpoints on seventeen controversial issues in American history, covering a period that ranges from colonial times to Reconstruction.

Acting Stanislavski

Acting Stanislavski

A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

  • Author: John Gillett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408185733
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 320
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Stanislavski was the first to outline a systematic approach for using our experience, imagination and observation to create truthful acting. 150 years after his birth, his approach is more widely embraced and taught throughout the world – but is still often rejected, misunderstood and misapplied. In Acting Stanislavski, John Gillett offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive account of the Stanislavski approach, from the actor's training to final performance, exploring: • ease and focus • the nature of action, interaction and objectives • the imaginary reality, senses and feeling • active analysis of text • physical and vocal expression of character • the actor in the context of training and the industry. Drawing on Stanislavski's major books, in both English translations, and on records of his directing process and final studio classes, Acting Stanislavski demystifies terms and concepts. It is for actors from an actor's point of view, and offers many practical exercises and examples as an integrated part of each subject. Acting Stanislavski also creates an up-to-date overview of the Stanislavski approach, connecting his legacy with the work of his successors, from Michael Chekhov to Meisner, Adler and Strasberg. A new, extended and fully updated edition of Acting on Impulse: Reclaiming the Stanislavski Approach (Methuen Drama, 2007), Acting Stanislavski now includes new exercises and biographies, a further chapter on The Character, and an expanded glossary along with many other additions to the previous chapters. It is an essential practical and educational resource for any acting student, professional or teacher.

Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

The Witch in Early Modern Europe

  • Author: Geoffrey Robert Quaife
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136740252
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular beliefs. This work offers a conspectus of historical work on witchcraft in Europe, and shows how many trends converged to form the figure of the witch, and varied from one part of Europe to another.

Man, Myth & Magic

Man, Myth & Magic

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mythology
  • Page: 2976
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Includes all the major (and many of the minor) faiths, philosophies, legends, mythologies and folklore, as well as literature, symbolism, superstition and the supernatural.

Hexenjagd

Hexenjagd

ein Drama in 2 Akten

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596271085
  • Category:
  • Page: 119
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Kleopatra

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

  • Author: Stacy Schiff
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641083311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Law Books in Print: Subject list

Law Books in Print: Subject list

  • Author: J. Myron Jacobstein,Meira G. Pimsleur
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780878020102
  • Category: Law
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The Specter of Salem

The Specter of Salem

Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

  • Author: Gretchen A. Adams
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226005429
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In The Specter of Salem, Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation’s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while critics of new religious movements in the 1830s cast them as a return to Salem-era fanaticism, and during the Civil War, southerners evoked witch burning to criticize Union tactics. Shedding new light on the many, varied American invocations of Salem, Adams ultimately illuminates the function of collective memories in the life of a nation. “Imaginative and thoughtful. . . . Thought-provoking, informative, and convincingly presented, The Specter of Salem is an often spellbinding mix of politics, cultural history, and public historiography.”— New England Quarterly “This well-researched book, forgoing the usual heft of scholarly studies, is not another interpretation of the Salem trials, but an important major work within the scholarly literature on the witch-hunt, linking the hysteria of the period to the evolving history of the American nation. A required acquisition for academic libraries.”—Choice, Outstanding Academic Title 2009

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

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Commonweal

Commonweal

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Newsweek

Newsweek

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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Taking sides: clashing views on controversial issues in American history : the colonial period to reconstruction

Taking sides: clashing views on controversial issues in American history : the colonial period to reconstruction

  • Author: Larry Madaras,James M. SoRelle
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
  • ISBN: 9781561341214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 396
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Der Hexenhammer

Der Hexenhammer

  • Author: Jakob Sprenger
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 3849611426
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  • Page: 583
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Geschichte der Hexe und der Hexenverfolgung. Der Hexenhammer (lat. Malleus Maleficarum) ist ein Werk zur Legitimation der Hexenverfolgung, das der Dominikaner Heinrich Kramer (lat. Henricus Institoris) nach heutigem Forschungsstand im Jahre 1486 in Speyer veröffentlichte und das bis ins 17. Jahrhundert hinein in 29 Auflagen erschien. Der Hexenhammer muss in engem Zusammenhang mit der sogenannten Hexenbulle des Papstes Innozenz VIII. vom 5. Dezember 1484 gesehen werden. Die päpstliche Bulle Summis desiderantes affectibus markierte zwar nicht den Beginn der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa, jedoch erreichte sie nun mit offizieller Beglaubigung durch das Oberhaupt der römisch-katholischen Kirche eine völlig neue Dimension. Kramer sammelt mit seinem Gehilfe Dr. theol. Johannes Gremper in seinem Buch weit verbreitete Ansichten über die Hexen und Zauberer. Im Hexenhammer werden die bestehenden Vorurteile übersichtlich präsentiert und mit einer vermeintlich wissenschaftlichen Argumentation begründet. Durch klare Regeln wird eine systematische Verfolgung und Vernichtung der vermeintlichen Hexen gefordert.Der Hexenhammer ist als scholastische Abhandlung verfasst und in drei Teile gegliedert. Im ersten Teil definiert Kramer, was unter einer Hexe zu verstehen sei. Gelegentlich spricht er zwar von männlichen Zauberern, bezieht sich aber hauptsächlich auf das weibliche Geschlecht. Seiner Meinung nach sind Frauen für die schwarze Magie anfälliger als Männer. Sie seien schon bei der Schöpfung benachteiligt gewesen, weil Gott Eva aus Adams Rippe schuf. Außerdem warf er den Frauen, die er als „Feind der Freundschaft, eine unausweichliche Strafe, ein notwendiges Übel, eine natürliche Versuchung, eine begehrenswerte Katastrophe, eine häusliche Gefahr, einen erfreulichen Schaden, ein Übel der Natur“ bezeichnet, Defizite im Glauben vor. Dies begründete er mit einer eigenwilligen Etymologie des lateinischen Wortes femina, das er aus lat. fides „Glauben“ und minus „weniger“ ableitete. Er unterstellte den Frauen sexuelle Unersättlichkeit. Deshalb hätten sie auch intimen Kontakt mit speziellen Dämonen (Incubi). Der Teufelspakt bilde zusammen mit der schlechten Veranlagung der Frauen und der göttlichen Zulassung die Grundlage für das gefürchtete Phänomen der Hexe. Die Männer fielen dem Zauber der Frauen zum Opfer. (aus wikipedia.de)

Law Books Published

Law Books Published

  • Author: Meira G. Pimsleur
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Law
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Cengage Advantage Books: The Enduring Vision

Cengage Advantage Books: The Enduring Vision

  • Author: Paul Boyer,Clifford Clark,Karen Halttunen,Joseph Kett,Neal Salisbury
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111341575
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (©2011). The Advantage Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, tables, and maps. Its engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34155-8; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34156-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34157-2. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.