Object

Title: The Cold Water Ordeal (Swimming) in Witchcraft Accusations and Trials in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Sixteenth–Eighteenth Centuries

Creator:

Wijaczka, Jacek (1960- )

Date issued/created:

2016

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Subtitle:

Odrodzenie i Reformacja w Polsce T. 60 (2016) Special Issue

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Kłopotek, Natalia. Tr.

Publisher:

Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 149-187

Abstract:

One of the medieval trials by ordeal, the cold water ordeal, regained popularity in the Early Modern Period and served as an important element in witchcraft trials. Floating on water was seen as a decisive proof of guilt and resulted in the accused being handed over to the torturer. This paper discusses the use of the water ordeal in Poland in the sixteenth–eighteenth century, primarily by municipal courts. Among the issues mentioned in the paper there is also the question of the stage of the trial in which the water ordeal was used and whether the accused were undressed before being subjected to the ordeal.

Relation:

Odrodzenie i Reformacja w Polsce

Volume:

60 SI

Start page:

149

End page:

187

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:65056 ; 2450-8349 ; 0029-8514 ; 10.12775/OiRwP.2016.SI.05

Source:

click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

Objects

Similar

This page uses 'cookies'. More information