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- 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...
- 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$ 8.74
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...
- Indiana University Press 1987; US$ 17.99
This is the first book to consider the general course and significance of the European witch craze of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries since H.R. Trevor-Roper's classic and pioneering study appeared some fifteen years ago. Drawing upon the advances in historical and social-science scholarship of the past decade and a half, Joseph Klaits integrates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
This is the first major study of the most famous Reclaiming Witch community, founded in 1979 in San Francisco, written by an author who herself participated in a coven for ten years. Jone Salomonsen describes and examines the communal and ritual practices of Reclaiming, asking how these promote personal growth and cultural-religious change. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95
' Magical Interpretations, Material Realities brings together many of today's best scholars of contemporary Africa. The theme of "witchcraft" has long been associated with exoticizing portraits of a "traditional" Africa, but this volume takes the question of occult as a point of entry into the moral politics of some very modern African realities.'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95
Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented section of the growing neo-pagan movement, and compares... more...
- Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 142.00
This text looks at why witch-trials failed to escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe. Using the legal records of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the book explores the social and psychological conflicts behind the making of accusations and confessions of witchcraft. more...
- Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 69.95
This is a study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The book has essays by experts in history and English literature/Renaissance studies, with summaries to explain key points. more...