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Languages of witchcraft : narrative, ideology and meaning in early modern culture

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Different conceptions of the world and of reality have made witchcraft possible in some societies and impossible in others. How did the people of early modern Europe experience it and what was its place in their culture? The new essays in this collection illustrate the latest trends in witchcraft research and in cultural history in general. After three decades in which the social analysis of witchcraft accusations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 033379348X 9780333793480 0333793498 9780333793497 0312238126 9780312238124 0312238134 9780312238131
OCLC Number: 1058599352
Language Note: English.
Notes: Papers from a conference held in Sept. 1998 by the History Department of the University of Wales, Swansea.
Description: xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Texts of authority: witchcraft accusations and the demonstration of truth in early modern England / Peter Rushton --
Understanding witchcraft? accusers' stories in print in early modern England / Marion Gibson --
Witches and witnesses in old and New England / Malcolm Gaskill --
Sounds of silence: fairies and incest in Scottish witchcraft stories / Diane Purkiss --
Towards a politics of witchcraft in early modern England / Peter Elmer --
Reginald Scot, Abraham Fleming, the family of love / David Wootton --
Hell upon earth or the language of the playhouse / Jonathan Barry --
Circling the devil: witch-doctors and magical healers in early modern Lorraine / Robin Briggs --
Witchcraft as metaphor: infanticide and its translations in Aragón in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / María Tausiet --
Witchcraft and forensic medicine in seventeenth-century Germany / Thomas Robisheaux --
Reasoning with unreason: visions, witchcraft, and madness in early modern England / Katharine Hodgkin.
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