Witchcraft Magic And Superstition In England 1640 70

Author by : Frederick Valletta
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Description : This study examines the relationship between élite and popular beliefs in witchcraft, magic and superstition in England, analyzing such beliefs against the background of political, religious and social upheaval characteristic of the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration periods. Belief in witchcraft received new impulses because of the general ferment of religious ideas and the tendency of participants in the Civil Wars to resort to imagery drawn from beliefs about the devil and witches; or to use portents to argue for the wrongs of their opponents. Throughout the work, the author stresses that deeply held superstitions were fundamental to belief in witches, the devil, ghosts, apparitions and supernatural healing. Despite the fact that popular superstitions were often condemned, it was recognized that their propaganda value was too useful to ignore. A host of pamphlets and treatises were published during this period which unashamedly incorporated such beliefs. Valletta here explores the manner in which political and religious authorities somewhat cynically used demonic imagery and language to discredit their opponents and to manipulate popular opinion.


Witchcraft And Demonology In South West England 1640 1789

Author by : J. Barry
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : 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.


Demonology And Witchcraft

Author by : Jean-Pierre Coumont
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Publisher by : Hes & De Graff Pub B V
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Description : Extensive bibliography on demonology and witchcraft systematically describing all materials -including books, monographs, conference reports and doctoral dissertations- covering these subjects subjects from the 15th century to the 21st century. 5000 entries and indices on author, subject and anonymous works. 320 b/w illustrations of title-pages.


Cunning Folk And Familiar Spirits

Author by : Emma Wilby
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Description : This book contains the first comprehensive examination of popular familiar belief in early modern Britain. It provides an in-depth analysis of the correlation between early modern British magic and tribal shamanism, examines the experiential dimension of popular magic and witchcraft in early modern Britain, and explores the links between British fairy beliefs and witch beliefs. In the hundreds of confessions relating to witchcraft and sorcery trials in early modern Britain there are detailed descriptions of intimate working relationships between popular magical practitioners and familiar spirits of either human or animal form. Until recently historians often dismissed these descriptions as elaborate fictions created by judicial interrogators eager to find evidence of stereotypical pacts with the Devil. Although this paradigm is now routinely questioned, and most historians acknowledge that there was a folkloric component to familiar lore in the period, these beliefs, and the experiences reportedly associated with them, remain substantially unexplored. This book examines the folkloric roots of familiar lore from historical, anthropological and comparative religious perspectives. It argues that beliefs about witches' familiars were rooted in beliefs surrounding the use of fairy familiars by beneficent magical practitioners or cunning folk', and corroborates this through a comparative analysis of familiar beliefs found in traditional Native American and Siberian shamanism. The author explores the experiential dimension of familiar lore by drawing parallels between early modern familiar encounters and visionary mysticism as it appears in both tribal shamanism and medieval European contemplative traditions. These perspectives challenge the reductionist view of popular magic in early modern Britain often presented by historians.


An Abundance Of Witches

Author by : P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
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Publisher by : Tempus Pub Limited
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Description : Scotland, as with the rest of Europe, was troubled from time to time by outbreaks of witchcraft which the authorities sought to contain and then to suppress, and the outbreak of 1658-1662 is generally agreed to represent the high water mark of Scottish persecution. These were peculiar years for Scotland. For 9 years Scotland was effectively an English province with largely English officials in charge, but in 1660 this suddenly changed. The tension between imported official English attitudes to witchcraft and the revived fervor of Calvinist religion combined to produce a peculiar atmosphere in which the activities of witches drew hostile attention to an unprecedented degree.


Book Review Digest

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Hexenprozess Und Staatsbildung

Author by : Johannes Dillinger
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Bibliographic Guide To Psychology

Author by : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Historical Abstracts

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The Oxford Encyclopedia Of The Reformation

Author by : ed HILLERBRAND
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Description : Presents information on the events and happenings of the sixteenth century, depicting not only religious life, but related societal phenomena that had bearing on religion, with more than 1,200 articles arranged alphabetically by topic.


The Writers Directory

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The Penguin Guide To The Superstitions Of Britain And Ireland

Author by : Steve Roud
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Publisher by : ePenguin
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Description : Drawing extensively on literary sources from medieval times to the present, this survey not only explains what people have believed and why, but when superstitions arose, which parts of the country adopted them, how they evolved and what people today believe. Originally published: 2003.


Guide To Reprints

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American Popular Culture

Author by : Arthur Frank Wertheim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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Circa Tiliam

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Publisher by : Brill Archive
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