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Clark, Stuart

Overview
Works: 27 works in 234 publications in 2 languages and 6,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BF1584.E9, 133.43094
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Most widely held works by Stuart Clark
Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture by Stuart Clark( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vanities of the Eye investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe, a time in which the nature and reliability of human vision was the focus of much debate. In medicine, art theory, science, religion, and philosophy, sight came to be characterized as uncertain or paradoxical-mental images no longer resembled the external world. Was seeing really believing? Stuart Clark explores the controversial debates of the time-from the fantasies and hallucinations of melancholia, to the illusions of magic, art, demonic deceptions, and witchcraft. The truth and function of religious images and the authenticity of miracles and visions were also questioned with new vigour, affecting such contemporary works as Macbeth-a play deeply concerned with the dangers of visual illusion. Clark also contends that there was a close connection between these debates and the ways in which philosophers such as Descartes and Hobbes developed new theories on the relationship between the real and virtual."--Back cover
The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra( Book )

33 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "surveys of the social role of witchcraft in European communities, as well as a full treatment of Victorian supernaturalism and of the continued importance of witchcraft and magic as topics of debate among intellectuals and others writers."--Cover
Thinking with demons : the idea of witchcraft in early modern Europe by Stuart Clark( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a work of fundamental importance for our understanding of the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe. Stuart Clark offers a new interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of European intellectuals based on their publications in the field of demonology, and shows how these beliefs fitted rationally with many other views current in Europe between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient Greece and Rome( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronological scope of this volume ranges from the heroic age of Homer's Greek East to the time of the rise of Christianity, a period of well over a thousand years. In this long millennium the political and cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean basin underwent significant changes, as competing creeds and denominations rose to the fore, and often accused each other of sorcery
The period of the witch trials by Bengt Ankarloo( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the ''Neoplatonic'' and ''Hermetic'' period
Languages of witchcraft : narrative, ideology, and meaning in early modern culture by Stuart Clark( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different conceptions of the world and of reality have made witchcraft possible in some societies and impossible in others. How did the people of Early Modern Europe experience it and what was its place in their culture? The essays in this collection illustrate trends in witchcraft research and in cultural history in general. After decades in which the social analysis of witchcraft accusations has dominated the subject, this study looks at its significance and meaning as a cultural phenomenon - to the "languages" of witchcraft, rather than its causes
The Middle Ages by Karen Louise Jolly( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the continent. For two millennia, European folklore and ritual have been imbued with the belief in the supernatural, yielding a rich trove of histories and images." "Witchcraft and Magic in Europe combines traditional approaches of political, legal, and social historians with a critical synthesis of cultural anthropology, historical psychology, and gender studies."--Jacket
The Annales school : critical assessments( Book )

25 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft and magic in Europe by Bengt Ankarloo( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15th to the 18th centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe. This volume brings this work together by summarising the history of the period in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved
The Annales school : critical assessments( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annales school : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annales school : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft and magic in Europe by Frederick H Cryer( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athlone history of witchcraft and magic in Europe by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernand Braudel( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athlone history of witchcraft and magic in Europe by E. William Monter( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Athlone history of witchcraft and magic in Europe by Frederick H Cryer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annales school and historical studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Febvre, Bloch and other Annales historians( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big questions : the universe by Stuart Clark( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ancient Greece and Rome
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English (224)

Dutch (1)

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The eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesThinking with demons : the idea of witchcraft in early modern EuropeAncient Greece and RomeThe period of the witch trialsLanguages of witchcraft : narrative, ideology, and meaning in early modern cultureThe Middle AgesThe Annales school : critical assessmentsWitchcraft and magic in Europe