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- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 7.99
Witchcraft has recently been undergoing a huge popular revival, but does modern pagan witchcraft really bear any resemblance to its historical antecedents? The witch in history was a very different creature from her modern counterpart, and this book sets out to explore the historical background to the European witchcraft phenomenon. It examines in... more...
- 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...
- John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 1.99
Examines the elusive path to the Mysteries and what any seeker (not necessarily a witch) will be required to understand should they wish to start out on the quest more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 7.99
Medieval folk had long suspected that the Devil was carrying out his work on earth with the help of his minions. In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII declared this to be true, which resulted in witch-hunts across Europe which lasted for nearly 200 years. In 1645, England (notably Essex) was in the grip of witch fever. Between 1560 and 1680 in Essex alone... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 17.99
Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched in the harbour is hard to grasp as one sits in the harbour of Pittenweem watching the fishing... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The late nineteenth century was something of a heyday for inquiries into the supernatural, replete with spiritualists, seances, mediums, and purported communications with the great beyond. In this volume, Allen Putnam attempts to project the tenets and beliefs of the spiritualism movement back onto the events that transpired in New England centuries... more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The Salem witch trials and the attendant hysteria that swept through New England in the late seventeenth century represent a fascinating period in American history. This historical analysis singles out Cotton Mather, an influential thinker and minister, and delves into his role in stoking the uproar that led to numerous convictions and executions. more...
- 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...