A History of Witchcraft

A revised and updated edition of the classic study on witchcraft examines the historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations of witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, arguing that modern witchcraft in the West is in ...

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell

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ISBN: IND:30000116085741

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A revised and updated edition of the classic study on witchcraft examines the historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations of witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, arguing that modern witchcraft in the West is in fact a serious religion that offers valuable insights. Original.

Witchcraze

Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times

Author: Anne Llewellyn Barstow

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: IND:30000036707838

Category: History

Page: 255

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Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times

The Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and Wicca

Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts. San Francisco: Pandora, 1994. Deacon, richard. Matthew Hopkins: Witch Finder General. London: Frederick muller, 1976. russell, Jeffrey B. A History of Witchcraft.

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126845

Category: Electronic books

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Witchcraft practices around the world and from many periods in history are defined and explained.

A Brief History of Witchcraft

A Brief History of Witchcraft sets out to explore how the witch phenomenon began in medieval Europe and how it has continued to haunt us for the next 500 years.

Author: Lois Martin

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781849018043

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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The witch in history is very different from the image of Harry Potter or the modern day Pagan. A Brief History of Witchcraft sets out to explore how the witch phenomenon began in medieval Europe and how it has continued to haunt us for the next 500 years. In her fascinating history Lois Martin's looks at how folk tradition and religion clashed with devastating effect - one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all and the most brutal regime of persecution ever seen. From early theories of the Devil, a new cosmology of demons and dark arts evolved; deluded old women were transformed into instruments of evil. This culminated in the Witch craze of the 16th and 17th century, which may have claimed the lives of up to 40,000 people.

Witch Hunts in Europe and America

Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts. San Francisco: Pandora, 1994; Willem de Blecourt. "The Making of the Female Witch: Reflections on Witchcraft and Gender in the Early Modern Period." Gender and History 12 (2000): ...

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321429

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 359

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Covering witch hunts from Germany to New England, this concise encyclopedia is a fascinating reference on the hunt to find and persecute those who practiced witchcraft.

Witches and Witch Hunts

This book will make essential reading for all those interested in the history and anthropology of witchcraft and magic. In this major new book, Wolfgang Behringer surveys the phenomenon of witchcraft past and present.

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074562717X

Category: History

Page: 320

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In this major new book, Wolfgang Behringer surveys the phenomenon of witchcraft past and present. Drawing on the latest historical and anthropological findings, Behringer sheds new light on the history of European witchcraft, while demonstrating that witch-hunts are not simply part of the European past. Although witch-hunts have long since been outlawed in Europe, other societies have struggled with the idea that witchcraft does not exist. As Behringer shows, witch-hunts continue to pose a major problem in Africa and among tribal people in America, Asia and Australia. The belief that certain people are able to cause harm by supernatural powers endures throughout the world today. Wolfgang Behringer explores the idea of witchcraft as an anthropological phenomenon with a historical dimension, aiming to outline and to understand the meaning of large-scale witchcraft persecutions in early modern Europe and in present-day Africa. He deals systematically with the belief in witchcraft and the persecution of witches, as well as with the process of outlawing witch-hunts. He examines the impact of anti-witch-hunt legislation in Europe, and discusses the problems caused in societies where European law was imposed in colonial times. In conclusion, the relationship between witches old and new is assessed. This book will make essential reading for all those interested in the history and anthropology of witchcraft and magic.

Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft

Levack, Brian P. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1995. Maxwell—Stuart, P. G. Witchcraft: A History. Basingstoke, Eng.: Tempus, 2001 ———. Witchcraft in Europe and the New World, ...

Author: Jonathan Durrant

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810875128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft covers the history of the Witchcraft from 1750 B.C.E. though the modern day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on witch hunts, witchcraft trials, and related practices around the world. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of witchcraft.

The Ruin of All Witches

'A great story, exquisitely told. This book is history at its illuminative best' The Times 'As compelling as a campfire story ... Gaskill brings this sinister past vividly to life' Erica Wagner, Financial Times

Author: Malcolm Gaskill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241413401

Category: History

Page: 336

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*SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021* 'The best and most enjoyable kind of history writing ... thought-provoking and absorbing' Hilary Mantel 'One of those rare history books that stays with you and haunts you long after you have turned the last page. Superb' Sunday Times The dark, compelling history of a colonial witch-hunt, from the author of Witchfinders In the frontier town of Springfield in 1651, peculiar things begin to happen. Precious food spoils, livestock ails and property vanishes. People suffer fits and are plagued by strange visions and dreams. Children sicken and die. As tensions rise, rumours spread of witches and heretics, and the community becomes tangled in a web of spite, distrust and denunciation. The finger of suspicion falls on a young couple struggling to make a home and feed their children: Hugh Parsons the irascible brickmaker and his troubled wife, Mary. It will be their downfall. The Ruin of All Witches tells the dark, real-life folktale of witch-hunting in a remote Massachusetts plantation. These were the turbulent beginnings of colonial America, when English settlers' dreams of love and liberty, of founding a 'city on a hill', gave way to paranoia and terror, enmity and rage. Drawing on uniquely rich, previously neglected source material, Malcolm Gaskill brings to life a New World existence steeped in the divine and the diabolic, in curses and enchantments, and precariously balanced between life and death. Through the gripping micro-history of a family tragedy, we glimpse an entire society caught in agonized transition between supernatural obsessions and the age of enlightenment. We see, in short, the birth of the modern world. 'Haunting, revelatory and superbly written - a strong contender for the best history book of 2021' Irish Independent 'A great story, exquisitely told. This book is history at its illuminative best' The Times 'As compelling as a campfire story ... Gaskill brings this sinister past vividly to life' Erica Wagner, Financial Times

The History of Witchcraft in America

Complete Collection: The Wonders of the Invisible World, The Salem Witchcraft, The Planchette Mystery, Modern Spiritualism, Witchcraft of New England, Witchcraft Delusion at Salem... Howard Williams, Frederick George Lee, ...

Author: Howard Williams

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664165022

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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British Colonies on the east coast of North American continent had been settled by religious refugees seeking to build a pure, Bible-based society. They lived closely with the sense of the supernatural and they intended to build a society based on their religious beliefs. That is what caused numerous quarrels, troubles and accusations among which the witchcraft was quite common and the most dangerous. While witch trials had begun to fade out across much of Europe by the mid-17th century, they continued in the American Colonies. The earliest recorded witchcraft execution in America was in 1647 in Connecticut. The witch hunt in American Colonies culminated with the Salem Trials when over 200 people were accused, and 19 of whom were found guilty and executed by hanging. This collection contains books that depict the history of witchcraft and witch trials in the USA. Introduction: The Superstitions of Witchcraft by Howard Williams Witchcraft in America: The Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather and Increase Mather Salem Witchcraft by Charles Wentworth Upham Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather by Charles Wentworth Upham A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials by M. V. B. Perley An Account of the Witchcraft Delusion at Salem in 1682 by James Thacher House of John Procter, Witchcraft Martyr, 1692 by William P. Upham The Salem Witchcraft, the Planchette Mystery, and Modern Spiritualism by Samuel Roberts Wells The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697) by John M. Taylor Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam

The Mythology and History of Witchcraft

25 Books of Sorcery, Demonology & Supernatural: The Wonders of the Invisible World, Salem Witchcraft, Lives of the Necromancers, Modern Magic, Witch Stories... Frederick George Lee, E. Lynn Linton, Howard Williams, Walter Scott, ...

Author: Frederick George Lee

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664185969

Category: Religion

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This meticulously edited collection on witchcraft is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction to Witchcraft: The Superstitions of Witchcraft by Howard Williams The Devil in Britain and America by John Ashton Witchcraft in Europe: History of Magic and Witchcraft: Magic and Witchcraft Lives of the Necromancers Witch, Warlock, and Magician Practitioners of Magic & Witchcraft and Clairvoyance Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch Sidonia, the Sorceress La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages Tales & Legends: Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland Witch Stories Studies: The Witch Mania Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland Modern Magic Witchcraft in America: The Wonders of the Invisible World Salem Witchcraft Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather A History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials An Account of the Witchcraft Delusion at Salem in 1682 House of John Procter, Witchcraft Martyr, 1692 Studies: The Salem Witchcraft, the Planchette Mystery, and Modern Spiritualism by Samuel Roberts Wells The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697) by John M. Taylor Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam On Witchcraft: Glimpses of the Supernatural – Witchcraft and Necromancy by Frederick George Lee Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott