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Witches and neighbours : the social and cultural context of European witchcraft

Author: Robin Briggs
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text combines research with the author's investigations to produce an account of the role of witchcraft in the past. It argues that witchcraft - its belief and persecutions - cannot be explained  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Briggs
ISBN: 0631233253 9780631233251 0631233261 9780631233268
OCLC Number: 49411380
Notes: Originally published by Harper Collins, 1996.
Description: xvi, 400 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maps. Preface. Introduction. 1. Myths of the Perfect Witch. 2. The Experience of Bewitchment. 3. Supernatural Power and Magical Remedies. 4. The Projection of Evil. 5. Witch-Finders and Witch Cures. 6. Love and Hatred; Spouses and Kin. 7. Men against Women: The Gendering of Witchcraft. 8. The Age of Iron. 9. The Web of Power. 10. Internal and External Worlds. Conclusion. Notes. Further Reading. Index.
Other Titles: Witches & neighbours :
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"In this learned and meticulously researched book, Robin Briggs lays to rest many of the modern myths about the witch craze, without in any way diminishing its horror... Briggs skilfully shows how Read more...

 
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