Edition: 2001
Pages: 272
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842064374

Gostanza, the Witch of S. Miniato

Franco Cardini (a cura di)


One of the last historically documented witches, Gostanza of S. Miniato is a good example of the complexity of the witch's character and of her environment.
[...] An exemplary history, touching on many characteristic aspects of the practice of sorcery in the twenty-first century, and yet going well beyond that. Gostanza was saved from oblivion after her death when the archives of the town of San Miniato were organised, and thanks to this revelatory book. Jacques Le Goff.

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Franco Cardini

Franco Cardini is an emeritus professor at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences; Research Director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Fellow of Harvard University; and a member of the scientific board of the Scuola Superiore di Scienze Storiche of the Università degli Studi, San Marino.

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