Magic and Witchcraft in European History
Associate Professor Leslie Tuttle Department of History
This course examines changing ideas about the supernatural in Europe from ca. 1400-1900. What kinds of forces did Europeans believe were active in their world, and how could these forces be harnessed to accomplish human goals?
We will trace Europeans' changing ideas about nature and causation by exploring the historical evolution of beliefs about magic, witchcraft, alchemy, divination, demonic possession, and monsters.