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Witchcraft

  • Witches of Fifeby Stuart MacDonald

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • 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...

  • Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Matherby Charles W. Upham

    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 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...

  • 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 History of Witchcraft and Demonologyby Montague Summers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Witchcraft in the Southwestby Marc Simmons

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    "Occasionally a truly remarkable book appears?one that takes a topic in need of discussion, thoroughly researches it, and presents credible results in a fascinating and extremely well manner. Witchcraft in the Southwest is such a volume, and as such, is a must for all readers, be they scholars, students, or others. . . . The volume devotes equal... more...

  • Kinder im Hexenprozessby Johannes Dillinger

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 27.87

    <P>In zahlreichen Hexenprozessen standen Kinder im Mittelpunkt ? als Angeklagte und als Zeugen der Anklage. Kinder wurden wegen Hexerei hingerichtet oder brachten selbst Erwachsene in Hexereiverdacht. Johannes Dillinger erklärt, wie Hexenprozesse mit Kindern im Zentrum entstanden und welche Rolle sie während der großen Hexenjagden spielten. Ausführlich... more...

  • The Witch Figureby Venetia Newall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft. more...