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  • A History of Witchcraft in Englandby Wallace Notestein

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England, which offers not only a thorough historical narrative, but also puts the practice into social and political context. more...

  • Hexenby Rainer Decker

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 13.06

    Hauptbeschreibung Kaum ein Thema ist so klischeebehaftet und sagenumwoben wie das der Hexen und ihrer Verfolgung. Der Glaube an Magie, Geister und Dämonen gehörte im Mittelalter wie in der Frühen Neuzeit zum alltäglichen Leben und ist auch heute noch vielerorts zu finden. Bereits in der Antike wurde vermeintlich schädigende Magie verfolgt. Ähnliches... more...

  • Spirits in Politicsby Florence Bernault; John M. Combey; Stephen Ellis; Johannes Harnischfeger; Victor Igreja; Thomas G. Kirsch; Kjersti Larsen; Barbara Meier; Isak Niehaus; Limore Racin; Todd Sanders; Arne S. Steinforth; Gerrie ter Haar; Barbara Meier; Arne S. Steinforth

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 35.61

    Geister, Hexen und andere übernatürliche Akteure spielen in vielen afrikanischen Gesellschaften eine wichtige Rolle bei politischen Prozessen, bei der Aushandlung von Machtstrukturen und bei der Beilegung von Kriegen und Konflikten. Die Autoren analysieren dieses Spannungsfeld zwischen Religion und Politik aus dem Blickwinkel unterschiedlicher wissenschaftlicher... more...

  • The History of Witchcraft and Demonologyby Montague Summers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Kinder im Hexenprozessby Johannes Dillinger

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 26.62

    <P>In zahlreichen Hexenprozessen standen Kinder im Mittelpunkt ? als Angeklagte und als Zeugen der Anklage. Kinder wurden wegen Hexerei hingerichtet oder brachten selbst Erwachsene in Hexereiverdacht. Johannes Dillinger erklärt, wie Hexenprozesse mit Kindern im Zentrum entstanden und welche Rolle sie während der großen Hexenjagden spielten. Ausführlich... more...

  • Essex Witchesby Peter C Brown

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Medieval folk had long suspected that the Devil was carrying out his work on earth with the help of his minions. In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII declared this to be true, which resulted in witch-hunts across Europe which lasted for nearly 200 years. In 1645, England (notably Essex) was in the grip of witch fever. Between 1560 and 1680 in Essex alone 317... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Witchcraftby Richard M. Golden

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 485.00

    This text covers European witch hunting in the early modern era (1450-1750) exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events. It includes trials, folklore and beliefs, magical practices and deities, and influential texts. It also covers the ancient Near East and classical antiquity. more...

  • Witchcraft Todayby James R. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    This reference presents a concise survey of the witchcraft movement worldwide, charting its development and covering neopagan concepts, rituals, practices and practitioners. more...

  • The Witch's Magical Handbookby Gavin Frost; Yvonne Frost

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 15.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • The Witchcraft of Salem Villageby Shirley Jackson

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson... more...