The second volume in the Melbourne Historical Journal Research Series…
A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins
edited by Julie Davies and Michael Pickering
Essays in Honour of Charles Zika
This collection of essays by students, past and present, from the University of Melbourne celebrates the life and scholarly work of Professor Charles Zika. It commemorates not only his influential and pioneering academic output, but also the man himself: as supervisor, mentor and friend to students who have undertaken studies in early modern history at the University. The wide array of topics, methods and themes presented in this book reflect the broad spectrum of scholarly interests with which Professor Zika has engaged and continues to pursue: there is a strong emphasis on the cultural history of witchcraft and magic, as well as an examination of marginalised communities and their representations within contemporary societies and discourses. A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins presents reflections of current scholars who were once students of Professor Zika as well as the work of the next generation of early modern scholars to emerge from History at the University of Melbourne.
Table of Contents
My Introduction to an Enchanted World
An Interview with Charles Zika
The Presence of an Absence: Jews in Late-Medieval Louvain
The Ottoman Turk on the Margins of Sixteenth-Century Histories and Chronicles
The Witchcraft Confederacy
‘Shee Should Never Enjoy Him’: Mary Hale and the Bewitching of Michael Smith, Massachusetts, 1681
More Than a Mouthpiece? Joseph Glanvill and Henry More on the Nature of Spirits and Souls
The Significance of Diabolic Power in the Articulation of a Pietist Agenda in the Vampire “Debate”, 1732-35
A World Enchanted was launched on Friday, 31 July 2015, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, at the Woodward Conference Centre (Level 10, Law Building, 185 Pelham Street, the University of Melbourne). [Map]
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