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PLEASE NOTE: SECOND PAPER WILL BE DUE THURSDAY JUNE 6TH AT CLASS, 5-7 pages

 

HSTEU 305                            EUROPEAN WITCH TRIALS                              Spring Quarter 2013

Prof. Mary O'Neil                                                                                             
Office: Smith 212A                   Phones:  543-9370 (direct to my office)  543-5790 (messages)
Office Hours:
  Tues 1:15-2pm and Thu 1:30-3pm  & by appointment other times

E-mail: oneilmr@u.washington.edu   best way to reach me and schedule appts outside of office hours.

COURSE WEB PAGE  http://courses.washington.edu/hsteu305 

TAs:  Teaching Assistants:  Casey D Graham <cdgraham@u.washington.edu>  Smith 318
                                                Emily Hall <emily4mi@uw.edu>  Smith 204E
                                                Emma R Hinchliffe <emmarh@u.washington.edu>  Smith 214

Required Books (ordered at University Bookstore)
     Norman Cohn, Europe’s Inner Demons (Revised edition, 2001)
     Kors & Peters, Witchcraft in Europe 1100-1700: Documentary History (2cd ed, 2001)
     Brian Levack, The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe 2006, 3rd  edition   (2cd OK)
     Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
     Richard Godbeer, The Salem Witch Hunt: a Brief History with Documents

Xerox PACKET: includes  more readings for second half of course and documents for second papers

REQUIREMENTS:      ** ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED TO PASS THIS COURSE **
     Incompletes at end of quarter for medical or personal emergencies only.

1) Attendance at lectures, KEEP UP WITH reading: about 100 pages week
          this is a lot but very interesting, sometimes amazing reading (think 20 pp a day for 5 days)
2) DISCUSSION:    participation in Friday section discussions will count for 15% of grade

3) EXAMS:         Mid-term exam (20%)  Tuesday April 30th in class (Week 5)
                         Final exam        (25%)   Wednesday June 12, 4:30-6:20    
4) TWO SHORT PAPERS:

            First paper   due  Tuesday April 16, 3-4 pages (15%)   Wk 3
            Second paper  due  Thurday June 6, 5-7 pages (25%)  Week 10 (change of due date)
 Late papers will be marked down -.1 per day overdue (weekend = 2 days)

   FIRST PAPER TOPIC (3-4 pp)  Analysis of texts from early medieval witchcraft legislation.
              Details available on last page of this syllabus. Texts will be discussed in section & lecture.

   SECOND PAPER TOPICS (6-8 pp) are to be drawn from assigned course readings, based on
            an analysis of primary documents such as the Malleus, Doctor Faustus, 16th C. Witch Debate,
            transcripts of witch trials, including the benandanti (Night Battles) in Italy, and others from France,
            Germany,  England or Salem witch trials

 
 

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 Last Updated:
5/26/2013

Contact the instructor at: oneilmr@u.washington.edu