Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550-1750

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Marion Gibson
Cornell University Press, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 270 pages
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A unique collection of materials, including works of literature as well as historical documents, Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750 provides a broad view of how witches and magicians were represented in print and manuscript over three centuries. It combines newly annotated selections from famous texts, such as Macbeth, Doctor Faustus, and The Faerie Queene with unjustly obscure ones: portrayals of witchcraft and magic from private papers, court records, and little-known works of fiction. In this rich, broad context, Marion Gibson presents the voices of "witches," accusers, ministers, physicians, poets, dramatists, magistrates, and witchfinders from both sides of the Atlantic. Each text is introduced with a short essay and fully annotated to explain unfamiliar words and concepts, give biographical details of participants and/or authors, and explore the context in which the text was produced.
  

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Expert observer
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Tragedy
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Learned men and magic
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Comedy
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Magic and money two tricksters
193
A chemical cozener and an astrologer
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Witchcraft in America
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Demonologies
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Decline and change Restoration to
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The last word in scepticism
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Poetry
149
Possession the devil and the witch
155
Frustrations of a failed witchhunter
162

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Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550-1750. Ithaca, ny: Cornell University Press, 2003. Pp. xiii + 270. To the commoners, legalists, ...
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History of American Religion Books: Quakers, Salem Witch Trials ...
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Traditions and Trajectories in the Historiography of European ...
Traditions and Trajectories in the. Historiography of European Witch Hunting. Thomas A. Fudge. Hewitt Research Foundation. Abstract ...
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Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Biblioteca /All Locations
Título, Witchcraft and society in England and America, 1550-1750 / edited by Marion Gibson. Publicación, London : Continuum, 2003. Edición, 1st ed ...
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Marion Gibson teaches at the University of Exeter in Cornwall, England

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