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Scot, Reginald 1538?-1599

Overview
Works: 119 works in 359 publications in 3 languages and 4,937 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Signer
Classifications: BF1565, 133.4
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Most widely held works by Reginald Scot
The discoverie of witchcraft by Reginald Scot( Book )

90 editions published between 1584 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partially skeptical book published by the English gentleman Reginald Scot in 1584, intended as an exposé of medieval witchcraft. It contains a small section intended to show how the public was fooled by charlatans, which is considered the first published material on "magic" trickery. Scot believed that the prosecution of those accused of witchcraft was irrational and un-Christian, and he held the Roman Church responsible. He set himself to prove that the belief in witchcraft and magic was rejected by reason and by religion, and that spiritualistic manifestations were willful impostures, or illusions due to mental disturbance in the observers. His aim was to prevent the persecution of poor, aged, and simple persons, who were popularly credited with being witches.--Adapted from en.wikipedia.org
A perfite platforme of a hoppe garden : necessarie instructions for the making and mayntenaunce thereof : with notes and rules for reformation of all abuses commonly practiced therein ... by Reginald Scot( )

32 editions published between 1574 and 1578 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfite platforme of a hoppe garden by Reginald Scot( Book )

13 editions published between 1574 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfite platforme of a hoppe garden : necessarie instructions for the making and mayntenaunce thereof by Reginald Scot( )

5 editions published between 1574 and 1578 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondecking van tovery by Reginald Scot( Book )

10 editions published between 1609 and 1638 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The discoverie of witchcraft
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The time is out of joint : skepticism in Shakespeare's England
Alternative Names
Reginald Scot Brits schrijver (-1599)

Reginald Scot englischer Schriftsteller und Gegner des Hexenwahns

Reginald Scot English politician

Reginald Scot personnalité politique britannique

Scot, Reinald 1538?-1599

Scot, Reinhald 1538?-1599

Scot, Reynold

Scot Reynold 1538?-1599

Scot, Reynolde

Scot, Reynolde 1538?-1599

Scott, Reginald

Scott Reginald 1538?-1599

Scott, Reginalde

Scotus, Reginaldus 1538-1599

Скот, Реджинальд

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Languages
English (213)

Dutch (15)

French (3)