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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set, Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology , extends the earlier volumes by bringing together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 17.99
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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34
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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47
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 History Press 2014; US$ 7.99
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... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 1.99
Examines the elusive path to the Mysteries and what any seeker (not necessarily a witch) will be required to understand should they wish to start out on the quest more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 7.99
Witchcraft has recently been undergoing a huge popular revival, but does modern pagan witchcraft really bear any resemblance to its historical antecedents? The witch in history was a very different creature from her modern counterpart, and this book sets out to explore the historical background to the European witchcraft phenomenon. It examines in... more...