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: email@example.com 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Smith 318
Emily Hall <email@example.com> Smith 204E
Emma R Hinchliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 Tuesday June 4, 6-8 pages (25%) Week 10
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