Fear in early modern society

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Published by Manchester University Press in New York .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by William G. Naphy and Penny Roberts.
SeriesStudies in early modern European history
ContributionsNaphy, William G., 1960-, Roberts, Penny.
LC ClassificationsD231 .F38 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL665934M
ISBN 100719048664, 071905205X
LC Control Number97011587

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Fear of loneliness. Society will always have someone who is the other so as far as I can tell that will continue to be a driving fear in all human cultures until the time when humanity ceases to be.

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The second fear is being afraid of the unknown. But there's a fix to this holding you back as well, Smith writes. "Anticipating what will happen in the future is a strength that can be developed.

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From colonial times to the early 19th century, the pervasive, virulent fear was of Catholics, who were seen as inferior, unassimilable, and in thrall to a foreign dictator (the Pope).

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A witch-hunt or a witch purge is a search for people who have been labelled witches or a search for evidence of witchcraft, and it often involves a moral panic or mass hysteria. The classical period of witch-hunts in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America took place in the Early Modern period or about tospanning the upheavals of the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War.

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