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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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records. The works discussed deal with the contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify, or to refute persecution. Eight contributors of differing interests,a nd with different approaches to their subject, examine a selection of important, representative witchcraft... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
A great deal has been written about the history of witchcraft, but much of what has been written is unreliable, exaggerated, or inaccurate. This problem is especially acute in regard to modern witchcraft, or Wicca, and its supposed connections to historical witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. The A to Z of Witchcraft provides a reliable... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 9.99
In 1682, ten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises; unexplainable movement of objects; and hundreds of stones that rained upon a local tavern and appeared at random inside its walls. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia"... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
Using south-western England as a focus for considering the continued place of witchcraft and demonology in provincial culture in the period between the English and French revolutions, Barry shows how witch-beliefs were intricately woven into the fabric of daily life, even at a time when they arguably ceased to be of interest to the educated. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 25.95
A popular new image of Witches has arisen in recent years, due largely to movies like The Craft, Practical Magic, and Simply Irresistible and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. Here, young sexy Witches use magic and Witchcraft to gain control over their lives and fight evil. Then there is the... more...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 38.17
Geister, Hexen und andere übernatürliche Akteure spielen in vielen afrikanischen Gesellschaften eine wichtige Rolle bei politischen Prozessen, bei der Aushandlung von Machtstrukturen und bei der Beilegung von Kriegen und Konflikten. Die Autoren analysieren dieses Spannungsfeld zwischen Religion und Politik aus dem Blickwinkel unterschiedlicher wissenschaftlicher... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00
Exploring the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic, through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses, this book complements and challenges existing scholarship, and offers unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history. 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...