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The Lancashire witches : histories and stories

Author: Robert Poole
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
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This is a study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The book has essays by experts in history and English literature/Renaissance studies, with summaries to explain key points.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lancashire witches.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002
(OCoLC)50783322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Poole
ISBN: 1417574771 9781417574773 9781847790217 1847790216 1280734140 9781280734144 9781781700150 178170015X
OCLC Number: 57555447
Language Note: English.
Notes: Eight of the ten essays are from a conference held Apr. 23-24, 1999 at St. Martin's College.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages) : facsimile
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the Lancashire witches in historical context / James Sharpe --
Potts, plots and politics : James I's Daemonologie and The wonderfull discoverie of witches / Stephen Pumfrey --
Thomas Pott's 'dusty memory' : reconstructing justice in The wonderfull discoverie of witches / Marion Gibson --
'Those to whom evil is done' : family dynamics in the Pendle witch trials / Jonathan Lumby --
Witchcraft, economy and society in the forest of Pendle / John Swain --
The Reformation in the parish of Whalley / Michael Mullett --
Beyond Pendle : the 'lost' Lancashire witches / Kirsteen Macpherson Bardell --
The pilots thumb : Macbeth and the Jesuits / Richard Wilson --
Sexual and spiritual politics in the events of 1633-34 and The late Lancashire witches / Alison Findlay --
The 'Lancashire novelist' and the Lancashire witches / Jeffrey Richards --
Wicca, paganism and history ; contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches / Joanne Pearson.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Poole.

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