Band 7: Balthasar Bekker: Die bezauberte Welt (1693)

With an introduction edited by Wiep van Bunge.
FeA I,7
2 Volumes
82*, 584 p., 15,5 x 21,0 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-1617-8
Reduced price:
€ 96.–

Bekker‘s ›De Betoverde Weereld‹ is a pivotal text for the early European Enlightenment. With his systematic criticism of the demonology of his time, Bekker, a Cartesian, became the most influential conqueror of witchcraft and devil superstitions apart from Christian Thomasius and Friedrich von Spee. His impact, which was felt until the late 18th century, is documented in the editor’s introduction which contains previously unknown material and a bibliography.


Rainer Lächle, Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte

»Ungeachtet seines historischen Kontextes ist Bekkers Werk bis heute lesbar, ja sogar spannend geblieben.«

Rainer Lächle,
Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte
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