Lives of the Necromancers

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Echo Library, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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William Godwin (1756-1836) states in his preface: "The main purpose of this book is to exhibit a fair delineation of the credulity of the human mind. Such an exhibition cannot fail to be productive of the most salutary lessons." Contents: Introduction Ambitious Nature of Man Examples of Necromancy and Witchcraft from The Bible Greece Rome Revolution Produced in the History of Necromancy and Witchcraft Upon the Establishment of Christianity History of Necromancy in the East Dark Ages of Europe Communication of Europe and the Saracens Revival of Letters Sanguinary Proceedings Against Witchcraft Conclusion

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Writer William Godwin was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on March 3, 1756. He attended Hoxton Presbyterian College and became a minister. He left the ministry in 1787 in order to become a full-time writer. His best-known works are Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) and The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794). In 1797, he married feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and they had a child who later became known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley the author of Frankenstein. He primarily wrote novels during his later years, including Mandeville (1817), Cloudesley (1830) and Deloraine (1833). He died on April 7, 1836.

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