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Witchcraft

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  • England's First Demonologistby Philip C. Almond

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 45.00

    The fables of witchcraft have taken so fast hold and deepe root in the heart of man, that few or none can indure with patience the hand and correction of God.' Reginald Scot, whose words these are, published his remarkable book The Discoverie of Witchcraft in 1584. England's first major work of demonology, witchcraft and the occult, the book was unashamedly... more...

  • Enchanted Feminismby Jone Salomonsen

    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...

  • The Witchcraft Sourcebookby Brian P. Levack

    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...

  • Magical Interpretations, Material Realitiesby Henrietta L. Moore; Todd Sanders

    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...

  • Embracing the Witch and the Goddessby Kathryn Rountree

    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...

  • Witchcraft Narratives in Germanyby Alison Rowlands

    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...

  • Early Modern Witchesby Marion Gibson

    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...

  • The Lancashire Witchesby Robert Poole

    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...

  • Witchcraft Myths in American Cultureby Marion H. Gibson

    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...

  • The Enemy Withinby John Demos

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00

    With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. The Enemy Within chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world?women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors... more...