New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology: Witchcraft in the British Isles and New England

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Brian P. Levack
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Electronic books - 550 pages
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Possession Witchcraft and the Law in Jacohean England
29
Women Witchcraft and the Legal process
58
The Lancashire Witch Trials of I6I2 and I634 and the Economics
76
Witchcraft Politics and Good Neighhourhood in Early Seventeenth
99
Stereotypes and the Background
173
Accusations
205
Enclosing the Maternal Body
234
Ghost and Witch in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
259
James VI and the Witches of East Lothian
367
A Psychiatric Reassessment
382
Irish Immunity to WitchHunting I534I7II
390
Discourse and the Body
407
Tituhas Story
430
Spectral Evidence NonSpectral Acts of Witchcraft and Confessions
445
New England WitchHunting and the Politics of Reason in the Early
474
Sexuality and the Supernatural
499

The Case of Margaret
301
the Matthew Hopkins Trials Reconsidered
323
34I Witchcraft Repealed
341
Acknowledgments
535
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About the author (2001)

Brian P. Levack is John Green Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A former Guggenheim Fellow, his other writings on witchcraft include Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (1992), The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (1995), and Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1999). Dr. Levack is also a specialist in the history of early modern England and Scotland, and has written several books on the subject.

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