Jean Bodin (–) was a French jurist and political philosopher, member of the Parlement of Paris and professor of law in Toulouse. He is best known for. De la démonomanie des sorciers. Edited by Virginia KRAUSE, Eric MACPHAIL, Christian MARTIN, With Nathaniel P. DESROSIERS, Nora MARTIN PETERSON. (4e Ed.) (Philosophie) (French Edition) [Jean Bodin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. La démonomanie des sorciers. (4e éd.) / par J. Bodin.

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Bodin’s work on political theory saw the introduction of the modern concept of “state” but was in the fact on the cusp of usage with that of Corasiuswith the older meaning of a monarch “maintaining his state” not having dropped away. History of Political Economy. In practical politics, however, he lost the king’s favor in —7, as delegate of the Third Estate at the Estates-General at Bloisand leader in his Estate of the February moves to prevent a new war against the Huguenots.

Don’t have an account? You do not currently have access to this article. Bodin wrote in turn books on history, economics, politics, demonology, and natural philosophy; [17] and also left a later notorious work in manuscript on religion see under “Religious tolerance”. Bodin was a polymath, concerned with universal history which he approached as a jurist. In physics, he is credited as the first modern writer to use the concept of physical laws to define change, [82] but his idea of nature included the action of spirits.

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On Bodin was placed on the Quiroga Index. Bodin then retired from political life; he had married in February Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Nb of pages The need to accommodate the existing structure of the Empire with Bodin as theorist of sovereignty led to a controversy running over nearly half sorcierz century; starting with Henning Arnisaeusit continued unresolved to and the time of Christopher Besoldus.


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Richard Knolles in the introduction to his translation commended the book as written by a man experienced in public affairs. In Zalta, Edward N. It is a conversation about the nature of truth between seven educated men, each with a distinct religious or philosophical orientation – a natural philosopher, a Calvinist, a Muslim, a Roman Catholic, a Lutheran, a Jew, and a skeptic.

Bodin’s major work on sorcery and the witchcraft persecutions was first issued inten editions being published by In Bodin completed in manuscript a Latin work Colloquium heptaplomeres de rerum sublimium arcanis abditis Colloquium of the Seven.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. He obtained release from his vows in and went to Paris. Gaspar de Anastro made a Spanish translation in Families were the basic unit and model for the state; [74] on the other hand John Milton found in Bodin an ally on the topic of divorce.

His special subject at that time seems to have been comparative jurisprudence.

De la démonomanie des sorciers

Dictionary of National Biography. The work defines “the witch,” elucidates her clandestine operations, and facilitates the task of judges prosecuting the crime of witchcraft, from initial denunciations and interrogations to the stake. In a form simplified and adapted by others, such as the French jurists Charles Loyseau — and Cardin Le Bret —it played an important role in the development of absolutism.

This page was last edited on 20 Mayat Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online dss. Machiavelli pa have granted the sovereign the right to act for the benefit of his state without moral consideration, and Protestant theorists advocated a popular government, or at least an elective monarchy.


He withdrew his claim, however, in favor of his older brother Henry III who had recently returned from his abortive effort to reign as the King of Poland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Later Giambattista Vico was to take Bodin’s cultural history approach noticeably further.

The Colloquium was one of the major and most popular manuscripts in clandestine circulation in the early modern period, with more than copies catalogued.

The Year of the Animal in France. He left in From he was licensed as an attorney of the Parlement of Paris. A false religion is nevertheless useful because it ‘doth yet hold men in fear and awe, both of the laws and of the magistrates [ RuncimanSocial Science and Political Theoryp.

Bodin : De la demonomanie des sorciers

The Theatrum Universae Naturae is Bodin’s statement of natural philosophy. Truth, in Bodin’s view, commanded universal agreement; and the Abrahamic religions agreed on the Old Testament Tanakh. This power should be “sovereign”, i.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Bodin initially gave support to the powerful League; he felt it inevitable that they would score a quick victory. In Italy Bodin was seen as a secular historian like Machiavelli.

Subsequently he worked on a Latin translation of Oppian of Apameaunder the continuing patronage of Gabriel BouveryBishop of Angers. Si les Sorciers ont copulation avec les Demons Chap.