This chronological collection charts the change in attitudes to witchcraft during the period 1560-1736, which culminates in the educated debate on the reality of witchcraft and the gradual decline in belief in witches and associated phenomena. Num Pages: 2896 pages, index. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; 3JD; DN; HRQX5. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 156. Weight in Grams: 5556. . 2003. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This broadly chronological collection charts the change in attitudes to witchcraft during the period 1560-1736, which culminates in the educated debate on the reality of witchcraft and the gradual decline in belief in witches and association phenomena, leading to the repeal of the English witchcraft statute. The religious and political tensions brought about by the Civil War and Restoration are evident within these texts. During this time there were many instances of witch persecutions, and well over 100 works were written on the subject. Events like the only mass witch trial to take place in England, instigated by an obscure gentleman called Matthew Hopkins in East Anglia, sparked the publication of a number of tracts by supporters of witch hunts and by the sceptics. These volumes also include early demonological works, trial pamphlets and final debates.
About the Author: James Sharpe is at the University of York Richard Golden is at the University of North Texas Peter Elmer is at the Open University Malcolm Gaskill is at Churchill College, Cambridge University Marion Gibson is at Truro College, Exeter University
Title: English Witchcraft, 1560-1736
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Ltd
Book Condition: New
Book Description Routledge, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781851967353 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0941070
Book Description Pickering & Chatto Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 2896 pages. 16.60x12.40x5.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1851967354