The Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centries

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Urban and Rural culture
Urban culture had asharp increase in theis period.Llondon's population grew from 60 thousand to 600 thousand in two hundred years. Urban culture consisted of pageants and processions such as the pope's. Books. Newspapers. Performances.
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Withdrawl of Elite
Slower and less distinct in europe vs england. Due to The enlightenment, Reformation and C. Reformation, Refinment of behaviour, Both seccular and clergy elites withdrew due to the belief some aspects of PC were superstitous/pagan.
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Role of Festivals
Rural communities celebrated around 17 festivals a year. Festivals of misrule used as a means of control, allowed a controlled environment for lower classes to express their anger at both secular and religous elites. Safety valve. They had issues tho
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Moral regulation
Those who commited crimes were often punished in public. There was a patriarchal society, so women were vulnerable to humiliation. 'Crisis of order' due to war, plague, high population, vagrancy. Morals were regulated by the church when secular justi
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Role of Magic
Church was greatest defense against evil magic, prayers and exorcisms. Elites also believed in magic. Superstitions were everywhere across Europe. items could become helpful vessels of magical power. These beliefs stem from attempts at coping with a
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Challenges to Popular Culture
Religous challenges inluded denouncing festivals and customs believed to be pagan. Godly society. 1570 - Physical attacks against celebrators of midsummer and Christmas. Process of state centrilisation in nations like France restricted misrule. Gover
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Slower and less distinct in europe vs england. Due to The enlightenment, Reformation and C. Reformation, Refinment of behaviour, Both seccular and clergy elites withdrew due to the belief some aspects of PC were superstitous/pagan.

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Rural communities celebrated around 17 festivals a year. Festivals of misrule used as a means of control, allowed a controlled environment for lower classes to express their anger at both secular and religous elites. Safety valve. They had issues tho

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Those who commited crimes were often punished in public. There was a patriarchal society, so women were vulnerable to humiliation. 'Crisis of order' due to war, plague, high population, vagrancy. Morals were regulated by the church when secular justi

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Church was greatest defense against evil magic, prayers and exorcisms. Elites also believed in magic. Superstitions were everywhere across Europe. items could become helpful vessels of magical power. These beliefs stem from attempts at coping with a

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