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The Lancashire witches : histories and stories

Author: Robert Poole
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Poole
ISBN: 0719062039 9780719062032 0719062047 9780719062049
OCLC Number: 82026370
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface - Robert PooleAcknowledgements1. Introduction: the Lancashire witches in historical context - James SharpeI. THE TRIALS OF 16122. Potts, plots and politics: James I's Daemonologie and The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches - Stephen Pumfrey3. Thomas Potts's 'dusty memory': reconstructing justice in The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches - Marion Gibson4. 'Those to whom evil is done': family dynamics in the Pendle witch trials - Jonathan LumbyII. CONTEXTS: SOCIETY, ECONOMY, RELIGION AND MAGIC5. Witchcraft, economy and society in the forest of Pendle - John Swain6. The Reformation in the parish of Whalley - Michael Mullett7. Beyond Pendle: the 'lost' Lancashire witches - Kirsteen Macpherson BardellIII. REWRITING THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES8. The pilot's thumb: Macbeth and the Jesuits - Richard Wilson9. The Late Lancashire Witches: sexual and spiritual politics in the events of 1633-4 - Alison Findlay10. The 'Lancashire novelist' and the Lancashire witches - Jeffrey Richards11. Wicca, paganism, and history: contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches - Joanne PearsonBibliography -- .
Responsibility: edited by Robert Poole.

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