Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13898
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Maxwell-Stuart , P. G.
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  • Title: The Emergence of the Christian Witch [The author briefly traces the development of ideas about witches from late Antiquity through the fifteenth century; aimed at a popular audience, there are no footnotes].
  • Source: History Today 50, 11 (November 2000): Pages 38 - 43.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Devil Magic Witches
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Ten illustrations. Figure One Three masked women make a visit to a magician, 1st century C.E. mosaic (Pompei) (In color). Figure Two St. Zenobius exorcises a boy possessed by the devil,thirteenth-century altarpiece (In color). Figure Three Two angels support the Chi-Rho symbol on a late Roman sarcophagus. Figure Four The devil eats human souls, early thirteenth-century mosaic (Florence, Baptistery) (In color). Figure Five Illustration of a witch flying on a broomstick from Martin le Franc's "Champion des dames," 1440. Believed to be the first representation of a witch flying. Figure Six Drawing of angels and the celestial spheres. Figure Seven Male and female witches worship the devil in the shape of a goat, manuscript illumination circa 1460 (In color). Figure Eight A witch is carried off by a devil on horseback, sixteenth-century woodcut. Figure Nine A devil tempts a woman, early thirteenth century sculpture (Chartres cathedral). Figure Ten Albrecht Dürer, Witch flying on a goat-devil, engraving, 1501.
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00182753
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