Witches from Roman times to Harry Potter - HIST 333 - A1
This course examines cultural history in one or more specified nations and/or periods. The topics under study vary according to the expertise of the instructor and may include surveys in cultural events such as the Renaissance or Modernism or examination of how events such as war, economic crisis, technological change, or changing notions of gender or race have shaped culture through time or within specific periods or regions. With the permission of the Chair, this course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
This course explores the development of the European witch figure from the ancient world until today. Although we will cover more than 2000 years of European history, our focus will be on the early modern period, unpacking ideas about witches and witchcraft in light of the great witch trials of 1450-1700. The course will look beyond witch trials and consider characteristics of a witch, who were categorized as witches and why, and how those ideas influenced modern representations of witches.
Campus:   World Wide Web
Schedule Type:  Lecture
Instructional Method: No Scheduled Meeting Times
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