Witch Hunts in Europe and America

Denmark, Witch-Hunting in DENMARK, WITCH-HUNTING IN Denmark was the most active witch-hunting society in Scandinavia, but large-scale witch-hunts did not develop there. The most important reason for the country's freedom from ...

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321429

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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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.

The Witch Hunts

On a male desire to torment women's bodies , see Anne Barstow ( 1994 ) Witchcraze : A New History of the European Witch Hunts ( San Francisco : Harper ) , esp . pp . xiii and 1-5 . 7. For example , Nachman Ben - Yehuda ( 1980 ) The ...

Author: Robert W. Thurston

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405840838

Category: History

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In this revised edition, first published under the title of Witch, Wicce, Mother Goose, Robert Thurston explores the events of the witch hunts and the social and psychological factors which caused them. Increasingly negative images of women, revised judicial procedures and religious conflicts had their part to play in these strange times, as did ideas from sources as diverse as the Bible and folk beliefs. The Witch Hunts takes a long historical view of the witch persecutions, and puts into perspective the effects of fear and violence in even the most reasonable of societies.

Witch Hunts in the Western World Persecution and Punishment from the Inquisition through the Salem Trials

In addition to religious heretics, the Spanish Inquisition also became interested in witch-hunting, although it usually applied relatively ... A few more hunts brought sentences of death to a handful of witches in the next two decades.

Author: Brian A. Pavlac

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313348747

Category: History

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This comprehensive resource explores the intersection of religion, politics, and the supernatural that spawned the notorious witch hunts in Europe and the New World. Witch Hunts in the Western World: Persecution and Punishment from the Inquisition through the Salem Trials traces the evolution of western attitudes towards magic, demons, and religious nonconformity from the Roman Empire through the Age of Enlightenment, placing these chilling events into a wider social and historical context. Witch hunts are discussed in eight narrative chapters by region, highlighting the cultural differences of the people who incited them as well as the key reforms, social upheavals, and intellectual debates that shaped European thought. Vivid accounts of trials and excerpts from the writings of both witch hunters and defenders throughout the Holy Roman Empire, France, the British Isles and colonies, Southern Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe bring to life one of the most intriguing and shocking periods in Western history. This in-depth and comprehensive resource explores the intersection of religion, politics, and the supernatural that spawned the notorious witch hunts in Europe and the New World. Witch Hunts in the Western World traces the evolution of western attitudes towards magic, demons, and religious nonconformity from the Roman Empire through the Age of Enlightenment, placing these chilling events into a wider social and historical context. Witch hunts are discussed in fascinating detail by region, highlighting the cultural differences of the people who incited them as well as the key reforms, social upheavals, and intellectual debates that shaped European thought. Vivid accounts of trials and excerpts from the writings of both witch hunters and defenders throughout the Holy Roman Empire, France, the British Isles and colonies, Southern Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe bring to life one of the most intriguing and shocking periods in Western history. Accessible narrative chapters make this a fascinating volume for general readers while offering a wealth of historic information for students and scholars. Features include a complete glossary of terms, timeline of major events, recommended reading selections, index, and black and white illustrations.

Witch Hunts

The case of the Scottsboro Boys was a typical witch hunt, but it was unusual in one respect: although there were nine of them, ... So you can have a multiple-case witch hunt where the “witches” are treated as one person.

Author: Robert Rapley

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773578814

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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Rapley analyses witch hunts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and finds many of the same elements repeated in more recent miscarriages of justice - from the Dreyfus case for treason in late nineteenth-century France, to the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys in Alabama for the gang rape of two white girls in the 1930s, to the Guildford and Maguire terrorist prosecutions in Britain in the 1970s. All three cases took place during times of extreme fear and paranoia and in all cases the accused were innocent.

The True Story of the Salem Witch Hunts

WITCH HUNTS? In 1692, a witch hunt started in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and spread to several nearby towns. Hundreds of people were accused of witchcraft and 20 were killed for being witches. However, historians now know that these ...

Author: Amelie von Zumbusch

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435849143

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Young readers of this book will learn about the Salem witch trials, a tragic chapter in U.S. history, and the mysteries that surround it.

America s New Era of Witch Hunting

SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY'S WITCH - HUNT OF THE 1950'S Senator Joseph R. McCarthy , possibly the greatest demagogue in the history of America , was also the strongest anti - Communist . In the minds of his friends and foes alike , he was ...

Author: Jerry Steinbach

Publisher: Lanco International

ISBN: 0974826006

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 540

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The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe

In the case of witch-hunting it was the product of the general anxiety that served as a precondition of virtually all witch-hunting. Like the terrified Londoners who learned about the Popish Plot in 1678 and the Americans who ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317412410

Category: History

Page: 324

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, now in its fourth edition, is the perfect resource for both students and scholars of the witch-hunts written by one of the leading names in the field. For those starting out in their studies of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack provides a concise survey of this complex and fascinating topic, while for more seasoned scholars the scholarship is brought right up to date. This new edition includes the most recent research on children, gender, male witches and demonic possession as well as broadening the exploration of the geographical distribution of witch prosecutions to include recent work on regions, cities and kingdoms enabling students to identify comparisons between countries. Now fully integrated with Brian Levack’s The Witchcraft Sourcebook, there are links to the sourcebook throughout the text, pointing students towards key primary sources to aid them in their studies. The two books are drawn together on a new companion website with supplementary materials for those wishing to advance their studies, including an extensive guide to further reading, a chronology of the history of witchcraft and an interactive map to show the geographical spread of witch-hunts and witch trials across Europe and North America. A long-standing favourite with students and lecturers alike, this new edition of The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe will be essential reading for those embarking on or looking to advance their studies of the history of witchcraft

Witches Witch Hunting and Women

e historical comparison that comes to mind is the witch hunts that took place in Europe from the eenth to the eighteenth century, which sent hundreds of thousands of women to the stake. is is a precedent that the scholars of the ...

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629635842

Category: Social Science

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We are witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts. This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relations. In this new work that revisits some of the main themes of Caliban and the Witch, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and outlines the consequences for the women affected and their communities. She argues that, no less than the witch hunts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe and the “New World,” this new war on women is a structural element of the new forms of capitalist accumulation. These processes are founded on the destruction of people’s most basic means of reproduction. Like at the dawn of capitalism, what we discover behind today’s violence against women are processes of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remolding of women’s reproductive activities and subjectivity. As well as an investigation into the causes of this new violence, the book is also a feminist call to arms. Federici’s work provides new ways of understanding the methods in which women are resisting victimization and offers a powerful reminder that reconstructing the memory of the past is crucial for the struggles of the present.

Witch Hunt

Witch-hunting in SeventeenthCentury New England: A documentary history, 16381692. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press. 36. Bailey, S. L. (1880). Historical sketches of Andover. Boston, MA: Knopf. 37. Klaits, J. (1984).

Author: Clifton Wilcox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469181134

Category: Business & Economics

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Witch Hunting in Scotland

lead in witch-hunting, which he encouraged in his witchcraft treatise, Daemonologie. The large witch-hunts of 1590–1, 1597, 1628–30, 1649–50, and 1661–2, which when taken together account for about 60 per cent of all Scottish ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429603907

Category: History

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Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involved the alleged practice of maleficent magic and the worship of the devil, for inflicting harm on their neighbours and making pacts with the devil. Brian P. Levack draws on law, politics and religion to explain the intensity of Scottish witch-hunting. Topics discussed include: the distinctive features of the Scottish criminal justice system the use of torture to extract confessions the intersection of witch-hunting with local and national politics the relationship between state-building and witch-hunting and the role of James VI Scottish Calvinism and the determination of zealous Scottish clergy and magistrates to achieve a godly society. This original survey combines broad interpretations of the rise and fall of Scottish witchcraft prosecutions with detailed case studies of specific witch-hunts. Witch-Hunting in Scotland makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in witchcraft or in the political, legal and religious history of the early modern period.