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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99
Combining diverse sociological and philosophical theories, The Path of the Devil is a comparative analysis of the witch hunts of the early modern era. The author broadens his investigation through new quantitative analyses of the role of apocalyptic crises such as plague, war and other hardship. more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.99
Here is everything you need to know about being a witch in the modern world. In a series of easy-to-read letters the author describes spell-weaving, candle magic, ritual, festivals and much more. The Craft is here distilled for busy modern life. 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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 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...