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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Instruments of darkness.
London : Hamish Hamilton ; New York : Penguin, 1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J A Sharpe
|Description:||xiv, 364 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Witchcraft in Elizabethan and early Stuart England: witchcraft and elite mentalities; witchcraft in popular culture; the theological and legal bases for witch-hunting. Five themes: patterns of prosecution and punishment; England's mass witch-hunt - east Anglia, 1645-7; accusations, counter-measures and the local community; women and witchcraft; possession. The problem of decline: the growth of judicial scepticism; a changing religious context; science and the decline of witchcraft.|
|Other Titles:||Witchcraft in England 1550-1750|