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Witchcraft

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  • Witches of Fifeby Stuart MacDonald

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched in the harbour is hard to grasp as one sits in the harbour of Pittenweem watching the fishing... more...

  • Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Matherby Charles W. Upham

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    The Salem witch trials and the attendant hysteria that swept through New England in the late seventeenth century represent a fascinating period in American history. This historical analysis singles out Cotton Mather, an influential thinker and minister, and delves into his role in stoking the uproar that led to numerous convictions and executions. more...

  • Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualismby Allen Putnam

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The late nineteenth century was something of a heyday for inquiries into the supernatural, replete with spiritualists, seances, mediums, and purported communications with the great beyond. In this volume, Allen Putnam attempts to project the tenets and beliefs of the spiritualism movement back onto the events that transpired in New England centuries... more...

  • The Superstitions of Witchcraftby Howard Williams

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    This 1865 volume offers a surprisingly sympathetic view of witchcraft, tracing its roots through several thousand years and pointing out similarities and parallels with the major world religions. Though dense and scholarly at times, The Superstitions of Witchcraft is a rewarding read for those with an interest in the history of the practice. more...

  • Irish Witchcraft and Demonologyby St. John D. Seymour

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Delve into the dark and mysterious practice of witchcraft throughout Irish history. Spanning centuries of practice from ancient Gaelic times to the turn of the twentieth century, this comprehensive look at pagan and ancient forms of sorcery and spellcraft in and around Ireland will capture and hold readers' interest. more...

  • A History of Salem Witchcraftby Harriet Beecher Stowe

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and abolitionist who is best remembered as the creator of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a much-beloved novel that brought emotional resonance and depth to the debate over slavery. This fascinating collection documents some of Beecher Stowe's writing on the topic of spiritualism, particularly a history of Salem Witchcraft.... more...

  • Witchcraft in the Southwestby Marc Simmons

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    "Occasionally a truly remarkable book appears?one that takes a topic in need of discussion, thoroughly researches it, and presents credible results in a fascinating and extremely well manner. Witchcraft in the Southwest is such a volume, and as such, is a must for all readers, be they scholars, students, or others. . . . The volume devotes equal... more...

  • Hexenjagd in Deutschlandby Rainer Decker

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 15.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Rom 1657: Der aus Westfalen stammende Geheimkämmerer des Papstes erhält einen verzweifelten Hilferuf des Bischofs von Paderborn, der sich mit einer explosionsartig anschwellenden Zahl "vom Teufel Besessener" konfrontiert sieht. Was soll er tun? Soll er, wie viele seiner Untertanen fordern, eine Hexenjagd in Gang setzen? Als die... more...

  • Hexenglaube und Hexenverfolgung in den österreichischen Alpenländernby Fritz Byloff

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 14.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Fritz Byloff widmet sich in diesem Werk dem crimen magiae, dem "Verbrechen der Zauberei", seinen Erscheidungsformen und seiner Verurteilung. Sachlich und nüchtern berichtet Byloff von Folter- und Gräueltaten, alle begangen mit dem Ziel, ein Volk von dem vermeintlich Bösen zu befreien. Byloff nimmt den Leser mit zu den Anfängen... more...

  • Vehmgerichte und Hexenprozesse in Deutschlandby Oskar Wächter

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 11.41

    Hauptbeschreibung In der vorliegenden, 1881 erstmals erschienenen Studie widmet sich Oskar Wächter zwei Erscheinungen der mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Rechtssprechung: den Femgerichten und den Hexenprozessen. In einer Zeit des Fehde- und Faustrechts fungierten die Vehmgerichte als Organe des Volksrechts und schützten den Landfrieden. Der... more...