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Quantity 37 of "Studies in legislations, Politics, and Society" offers a unique factor dedicated to exploring humanistic views with reference to punishment. Drawing jointly a exclusive team of interdisciplinary students, it explores the way in which "deviant" topics are developed and made to be had for punishment, the philosophical context in which judgements approximately punishment are made, and the internal workings of the penal gear. varied of their theoretical inspirations and techniques, the articles released the following symbolize an important enhance in our realizing of the advanced intersections of punishment, politics, and tradition.

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Wolfe, C. ) (2003b). Zoontologies: The question of the animal. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Young, A. (2003). ‘‘Into the blue’’: The image written on law. In: A. Sarat & J. Simon (Eds), Cultural analysis, cultural studies, and the law (pp. 327–351). Durham: Duke University Press. Zeigler, J. W. (1994). Arts in crisis: The national endowment for the arts versus America. Chicago, IL: A Cappella Books. THE END OF MAGIC: SUPERSTITION AND ‘‘SO-CALLED SORCERY’’ IN LOUIS XIV’S PARIS Lynn Wood Mollenauer ABSTRACT Through an analysis of the French crown’s investigation into the greatest scandal of Louis XIV’s reign, this article examines the unstable boundary between sin and crime at the height of the Catholic Reformation in France.

The city’s sorceresses and magicians were considered guilty of sacrilege, impiety, and the misuse of holy things because their spells and rituals exploited a Christian magical tradition that had its roots deep in the Middle Ages. Since their spiritual transgressions placed the entire community at risk of divine retribution, they were 36 LYNN WOOD MOLLENAUER condemned to suffer the most extreme forms of punishment inflicted during the old regime. 6 External observance and devotion were at their apogee as Catholics attended Mass each Sunday and holy day as required by both canon and state law.

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