Witchcraze key terms

Early modern Europe
The period from c.1450 to c.1700
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Heresy
A belief in contrary to the authorised teaching of the Catholic Church
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Maleficium
A harm committed by magic
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Sabbat
A witches' midnight meeting
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Diabolism
Devil worship
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Ruling elite
The governing class: royalty, aristocracy, rich/powerful
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Humanists
an intellectual movement supporting both religion and human achievement, strong in the late 15th century to early 16th
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Papal Bull
an edict issued by the pope
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Jesuit
A member of the Cathlolic order the Society of Jesus, aggressive religiosity
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Holy Roman Empire
Compromised most of present day Germany
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Patriarchal society
Society dominated by men
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Capital Crime
A crime punished by death
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The Thirty Years' War
Conflict fought in Germany in 1618 to 1648 between Protestants and Catholics
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Renaissance
Intellectual/cultural movement, Italy 14th century, revival of arts, learning, architecture and dignity
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Card 2

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Heresy

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A belief in contrary to the authorised teaching of the Catholic Church

Card 3

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Maleficium

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Card 4

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Sabbat

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Card 5

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Diabolism

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