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Witchcraft

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  • A History of Salem Witchcraftby Harriet Beecher Stowe

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and abolitionist who is best remembered as the creator of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a much-beloved novel that brought emotional resonance and depth to the debate over slavery. This fascinating collection documents some of Beecher Stowe's writing on the topic of spiritualism, particularly a history of Salem Witchcraft.... more...

  • Witchcraft in Early Modern Englandby Jim Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning with a discussion of witchcraft in the early modern period, and charting the witch panics that took place at this time, the author goes on to look... more...

  • A History of Witchcraft in Englandby Wallace Notestein

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England, which offers not only a thorough historical narrative, but also puts the practice into social and political context. more...

  • The Superstitions of Witchcraftby Howard Williams

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    This 1865 volume offers a surprisingly sympathetic view of witchcraft, tracing its roots through several thousand years and pointing out similarities and parallels with the major world religions. Though dense and scholarly at times, The Superstitions of Witchcraft is a rewarding read for those with an interest in the history of the practice. more...

  • Irish Witchcraft and Demonologyby St. John D. Seymour

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Delve into the dark and mysterious practice of witchcraft throughout Irish history. Spanning centuries of practice from ancient Gaelic times to the turn of the twentieth century, this comprehensive look at pagan and ancient forms of sorcery and spellcraft in and around Ireland will capture and hold readers' interest. more...

  • Death in Salemby Diane Foulds

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 13.99

     During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans?including author Diane Foulds?are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants... more...

  • Wizardsby Aubrey Sherman

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99

    A spellbinding collection of wizardry! For centuries, people have been mesmerized by the spectacular tales of wizards. In this book, you will uncover the mystery behind these sorcerers with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the legendary Telchines, who were entrusted with the upbringing of Olympian gods to the... more...

  • The Witchcraft Sourcebookby Brian P. Levack

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Witchcraft Sourcebook , now in its second edition, is a fascinating collection of documents that illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the eighteenth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when more than 100,000 people - most of them women - were prosecuted for witchcraft... more...

  • The Witch in Historyby Diane Purkiss

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement more...

  • Reading Witchcraftby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    In this original study of witchcraft, Gibson explores the stories told by and about witches and their 'victims' through trial records, early news books, pamphlets and fascinating personal accounts. The author discusses the issues surrounding the interpretation of original historical sources and demonstrates that their representations of witchcraft... more...