Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 258

Special Topic: The Witch-Hunts of Early Modern Europe: Magic and Myth


Description

Explores the figure of the witch in the most important period and location in the history of witchcraft – early modern Europe. Examines the factors that initiated and drove the witch-hunts; why belief in magic and witchcraft proved such a powerful and enduring force in European society; why and how so many myths have arisen about witchcraft in this period.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Participation: 10%
Coursework: 1 Document Analysis (1000 words), 20%; 1 Essay (1500 words), 30%
Exam: One 2hour exam, 40%

Points

HISTORY 258: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in History, or 15 points at Stage I in History and 15 points from EUROPEAN 100, ASIAN 100, MĀORI 130

Restrictions

HISTORY 358


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