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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 123.00
From early sorcery trials of the 14th centuryassociated primarily with French and Papal courtsto the witch executions of the late 18th century, this book's entries cover witch-hunting in individual countries, major witch trials from Chelmsford, England, to Salem, Massachusetts, and significant individuals from famous witches to the... more...
- Touchstone 2010; US$ 19.99
Modern Witchcraft, often called Wicca, has helped millions of people develop a positive, life-affirming connection to the world we live in. Witchcraft instills confidence, is spiritual kung fu for the annihilation of stress, and is potent mojo against mediocrity. Need help conquering acne and tough exams? Wish you had better family communication and... more...
- Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 69.95
What was witchcraft? Were witches real? How should witches be identified? How should they be judged? Towards the end of the middle ages these were serious and important questions and completely new. Between 1430 and 1500, a number of learned 'witch- more...
- Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 12.95
Originally published as The Women's Spirituality Book, this guide describes the beliefs and practices of the Goddess craft as it relates to the daily lives of women. It emphasizes achieving power and control through healing, visualization, Tarot, and the women's I Ching. Diane Stein teaches the specific techniques-the craft-of this worship, encouraging... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00
Most scholarship on sorcery and witchcraft has narrowly focused on specific times and places, particularly early modern Europe and twentieth-century Africa. And much of that research interprets sorcery as merely a remnant of premodern traditions. Boldly challenging these views, Sorcery in the Black Atlantic takes a longer historical and broader... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 17.05
Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95
A fascinating examination of 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. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft... more...