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TitleWHOLE THESIS Blood Beliefs Early Modern Europe Francesca Matteoni
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Abstract 4



1. Blood themes: Introduction 5



1.1 Blood, feelings and the soul: perspectives 5

1.2 Late medieval and early modern Europe: blood and the sealed body 11

1.3 History and Anthropology: methodologies 15

1.4 Blood, power and violence. Anthropological views 19

1.5 Chapters’ outline 24



2. Drawing blood: The Devil’s pact and witchcraft 27



2.1 Witchcraft and blood 27

2.2 Intruders: from Jews to witches 28

2.3 The devil’s brood and the cannibalistic feast 33

2.4 The pact 43

2.5 Harmful magic: vampirism, lameness and pins 54

2.6 Domestic spaces 59

2.7 The decaying body 66



3. Supernatural beings: Fairies, vampires, werewolves 71



3.1 Blood and supernatural beings 71

3.2 Fairies and witches 72

3.3 Elf-shot and milk-stealing 75

3.4 Fairyland and the dead 84

3.5 The vampire 90

3.6 Human counter-measures 98

3.7 Shapeshifting and the werewolf 101



4. The integral body: Theories of blood 108

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