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Author Watt, Jeffrey R. (Jeffrey Rodgers), 1958-

Title The scourge of demons : possession, lust, and witchcraft in a seventeenth-century Italian convent / Jeffrey R. Watt

Publ Info Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2009
 PC  BX4364.C37 W38 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BX4364.C37 W38 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 300 pages : map, plans ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Changing perspectives on early modern Europe, 1542-3905
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-290) and index
Contents Introduction : nuns, witchcraft, and the inquisition -- Female religious, claustration, and Santa Chiara of Carpi -- The outbreak and maleficia -- The confessor and love magic -- The exorcists and the demons -- Sisters Dealta and Ippolita under attack -- Bellacappa's defense -- The waning of the possessions
LC subject Monastero Santa Chiara (Carpi, Italy) -- History -- 17th century
Demoniac possession -- Italy -- Carpi -- History -- 17th century
Witchcraft -- Italy -- Carpi -- History -- 17th century
Carpi (Italy) -- Church history -- 17th century
ISBN 9781580462983 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1580462987 (hardcover : alk. paper)