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

1997
FeA I,7
2 Volumes
82*, 584 p., 15,5 x 21,0 cm.
Cloth-bound
German
ISBN 978-3-7728-1617-8
Available
Single price:
€ 398.–
With an introduction edited by Wiep van Bunge.

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.

Reviews

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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