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- 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$ 43.95
This fascinating collection of documents illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the twentieth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when more than 100,000 people ? mainly women ? were prosecuted for witchcraft in Europe and colonial America. Including trial records, demonological... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95
This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader... more...
- Routledge 2007; US$ 24.95
Examines how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines, and feminist icons. This work also gives a rereading of the original documents describing witchcraft prosecutions from 1640-1700. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
In The Specter of Salem , Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation’s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present,... more...