HIST303 Witch Hunting, 1400-1700Updated: 10 December 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award|
(Only when available in Trimester 3) Both on campus and online students are encouraged to attend the intensive school which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials.
|Coordinator(s)||Thomas Fudge (email@example.com)|
Witchcraft is a cognitive construct useful for understanding and interpreting the European later Middle Ages. Witchcraft was an idea which shaped reality and a reality which formed ideas. In their struggle to establish social order, ecclesiastical and secular authorities invented and then sought to repress witches. This unit aims at an analysis of the invention of witchcraft, its subsequent regulation, detection, prosecution, and the punishment of early modern Europe's most alarming miscreants, based upon the surviving documents. The study of witchcraft in its historical context involves considerations of sex, demonology, theology and law. The unit will introduce students to the documentary evidence for the phenomenon of witchcraft in its several dimensions, placing stress upon the use and interpretation of those primary sources, analysis and contextual functions.
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|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: