The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-Century Representations

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 9, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
2 Reviews
'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer

'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

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User Review  - Laura Mckinney - Goodreads

Four stars because Purkiss is an expert navigator of the plethora of witch texts out there. However, her hypotheses do not always ring true. An excellent place to begin your journey on the witch in The English Reniassance. Read full review

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User Review  - anne - Goodreads

Astonishingly anti-feminist at points, but probably reasonably suspicious at others. and, definitely, an incredible treasure trove of research. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Author of "The Witch in History", Diane Purkiss was formerly Professor of English at Exeter University and is now Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford.

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