Malevolent Nurture: Witch-hunting and Maternal Power in Early Modern England

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Cornell University Press, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 264 pages
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In Malevolent Nurture, Deborah Willis explores the dynamics of witchcraft accusation through legal documents, pamphlet literature, religious tracts, and the plays of Shakespeare.

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

I used this book as part of an undergraduate research paper on why the witchcraft craze occured in England. This definitely focuses on why women were mainly the ones accused, as well as the accusers. Read full review

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Books in Print The American Historical Review. April 1997. Vol. 102, issue 2, 451-452. Renaissance Quarterly. Summer 1997. Vol. 50, issue 2, 661-663. Seventeenth Century Journal. 1996. Autumn 1996. Vol. 27, issue 3, 830-831. Read full review


TWO UnNeighborly Nurture
THREE Rewriting the Witch
FOUR James among the WitchHunters
FIVE Performing Persecution
SIX Strange Brew

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She has taught photography & the history of photography at New York University, City University of New York & the Brooklyn Museum. She lives in Washington, D. C..

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