Benandanti e inquisitori nel Friuli del Seicento
Del Col, Andrea
In the history of European witchcraft between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age, the Friulian gentianmen are the only richly documented case of popular beliefs not yet assimilated into the composite conception of diabolical witchcraft. This book, which deals with a topic well-known thanks to the works of Ginzburg, is not intended to cover the whole affair and the problem of the benander, but focuses more attention on the events of the 17th century. The reasons for this choice are two: thoroughly ignore the in-depth period from Ginzburg, and analyze in its social and cultural context the aspect of the therapeutic and counter-witching activity of the benander.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Franco Nardon (a cura di), "Benandanti e inquisitori nel Friuli del Seicento", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 1999, pp. 254.