HY110 – Encountering the Past: Sorcery, Magic, and Devilry: The History of Witchcraft
What is a witch? How is magic defined? Who draws the lines between magic and religion? By examining case studies such as the European witch craze and the Salem witch trials, we will grapple with the myriad ways that witchcraft reveals patterns of belief, structures of power, and social relations in different times and places.