Witchcraft In Early Modern England by Sharpe, J. A.

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Subjects:

  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • Social history,
  • Witchcraft,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • c 1600 to c 1700,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • Textbooks,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Witchcraft & Wicca,
  • History / General,
  • General

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7880530M
ISBN 100582328756
ISBN 109780582328754

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The book includes a very useful bibliography and it is beautifully illustrated with images from the pamphlets." - Professor Marion Gibson, The University of Exeter "Charlotte-Rose Millar's Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England is an original, and important contribution to English witchcraft studies.

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Witchcraft was always a contested idea, never fully established in early modern culture but much harder to dislodge than has usually been assumed. The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France, and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as a.

Historians have named the era in Europe that lasted from about to the age of the “Witch Hunts.” During this period approximatelypeople went on trial for the crime of witchcraft with around half of them found guilty and executed.

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Men – as accused witches, witch-hunters, werewolves and the demonically possessed – are the focus of analysis in this collection of essays by leading scholars of early modern European witchcraft.

The gendering of witch persecution and witchcraft belief is explored through original case-studies from England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and France. Author: Peter Elmer; Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Witchcraft, Witch-hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England constitutes a wide-ranging and original overview of the place of witchcraft and witch-hunting in the broader culture of early modern England.

Witchcraft was a crime punishable by death in England during this period and this book charts the witch panics and legal persecution of witches that followed, exploring topics such as elite attitudes to witchcraft in England, the role of pressures and tensions within the community.

Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England Charlotte-Rose Millar This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions ().

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"Learned and enthralling."--Jan Morris, Independent Weekend They flew through the air, consorted with animals, and made pacts with the devil. Witches were as unquestioned as alchemy or astrology in medieval England; yet it wasn't until the midsixteenth century that laws were passed against them/5(7).

Excerpt from Essay: Witchcraft in Early Modern England: History Witchcraft was a serious social problem in early modern England. It was classified as a capital offence, punishable by death.

James Sharpe, Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in Early Modern England (Philadelphia,repr. ), chap. ; for a discussion of the problems associated with the division of culture into popular and elite traditions, see Pieter Spierenburg, The Broken Spell: A Cultural.

Although magic and witchcraft had existed since antiquity, early modern Europe underwent a growth in anxiety about witches and their practices that led to a period of heightened witch hunting. Social and economic problems, changes to the legal system, and religious upheaval all served as necessary preconditions for the age of witch-hunts.

" Brian P. Levack, ‘State-Building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe’, in Barry, Hester and Roberts (eds.), Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe; Michael Wasser, ‘The Privy Council and the Witches: The Curtailment of Witchcraft Prosecutions in Scotland, –’, Scot.

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