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EBOOK Ä EPUB Europe's Inner Demons The Demonization of Christians in Medieval Christendom è 9780226113074 Ó HELPYOUANTIB ☆ [Epub] ➡ Europe's Inner Demons The Demonization of Christians in Medieval Christendom ➢ Norman Cohn &#Rsecutions of the middle ages possible In addition Norman Cohn's discovery that some influential sources on European witch Inner Demons The Demonization of eBook #1 uite a broad piece of work that is full with very interesting passages directly from the sources The chapters on the initial views on Christians during the end of the Roman Empire and on the Crashing of the Templars were excellent I was however left with a sense of unfullfillment since even in the last two chapters How the Great Witch Hunt Really Started I II Cohn did not provide a solid framework on the anthropological background The idea that superstition and malice bloomed explosively on the fertile ground of inuisitorial zeal is well founded but the author does not uestion the singularoty of the phenomenon Why this has never happened before or since to that extent at least I was hoping for insightful views

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Europe's Inner Demons The Demonization of Christians in Medieval ChristendomDemons The PDF #203 Europe's Inner Demons is a fascinating history of the irrational need to imagine witches and an investigation of how those fantasies made the pe The intellectual historical and culturalsociological origins of the European Witch Trials are explored in Europe’s Inner Demons A thought provoking and compelling introduction to the issue Norman Cohn looks at earlyMedieval Christianity early European history and the role of mass hysteria coupled with cunning political manipulations that led to the outburst of mass murder in the 15th through the 17th century Thereafter the trials slowly decreased and finally vanished—though there have been periodic outbursts of this in the world since There is also an interesting chapter on the Knights Templar that is sure to interest many people If there is a negative to Prof Cohn’s book it is that it focuses on the Witch Trials as a fundamentally European activity Certainly the particular expression of this pathology was European but Witch Trials and killings judicial or extra judicial have been and continue to be a fact of world history and current events The greatest and most disturbing of these trials came from Europe – no doubt about that Still what is needed is a global study of these and the causes behind them Because this book was first published in 1975 Prof Cohn was bounded by the perspectives and data of the time What is needed however is a global history of this phenomenon That being said this is a wonderful introduction to the history of the origins of the European Witch Trials Europe’s Inner Demons is not a history of the Witch Trials but rather a history of the origin of thesewhich is something readers interested in the history need to take into consideration The work is thoughtful comprehensive within the limits of space erudite and insightful Also and this is no small thing it is accessible to general readers with a little patience and the willingness to spend 288 pages of reading time on such a bleak subject Highly Recommended for readers of European History in general and those readers interested in the Witch Trials in particular Rating 5 out of 5 stars