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Witchcraft and the Act of 1604

Author: Jo Bath; John Newton
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 131.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines both the events that shaped the Jacobean Witchcraft Act, and its subsequent impact on the culture and society of seventeenth-century England until its repeal in 1736.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Witchcraft and the Act of 1604
(OCoLC)173808199
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Bath; John Newton
ISBN: 9789047432944 9047432940
OCLC Number: 706475804
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages).
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: Witchcraft, witch codes, witch act / King James's experience of witches, and the 1604 English Witchcraft Act / Standing within the prospect of belief : Macbeth, King James, and witchcraft / Witchcraft and possession at the accession of James I : the publication of Samuel Harsnett's Declaration of egregious popish impostures / (Re)possession of dispossession : John Darrell and diabolical discourse / Applying the act of 1604 : witches in Essex, Northamptonshire and Lancashire / The treatment of potential witches in north-east England, c. 1649-1680 / Witchcraft and stage spectacle : spectacular witches after 1604 / Witchcraft, emotion and imagination in the English Civil War / The politics of Pandaemonium / Decriminalising the witch : the origin of and response to the 1736 Witchcraft Act / The Witchcraft Act of 1563 (5 Eliz I, c. 16) --
The Witchcraft Act of 1604 (1 Jas. I, c. 12) --
Canon 72 of the Church of England (1604) --
The Witchcraft Act of 1736 (9 Geo. II, c. 5). John Newton --
P.G. Maxwell-Stuart --
Roy Booth --
Clive Holmes --
Tom Webster --
Marion Gibson --
Jo Bath --
Chris Brooks --
Malcolm Gaskill --
Jonathan Barry --
Owen Davies.
Series Title: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 131.
Responsibility: edited by John Newton and Jo Bath.

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"...a fine contribution to the ongoing historical debate". Jacqueline Simpson, The Folklore Society, UK. In: Folklore, Vol. 120, No. 3 (December 2009), p. 344.

 
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