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Witchcraft and the Act of 1604

Author: John Newton; Jo Bath
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 131.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a conference held in March 2004 at St. John's College, Durham--Acknowledgements.
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Witchcraft and the Act of 1604.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(OCoLC)608129985
Online version:
Witchcraft and the Act of 1604.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(OCoLC)609243950
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Newton; Jo Bath
ISBN: 9789004165281 9004165282
OCLC Number: 173808199
Notes: Based on a conference held in Mar. 2004 at St. John's College, Durham.
Description: xi, 248 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Witchcraft, witch codes, witch act / John Newton --
King James's experience of witches, and the 1604 English Witchcraft Act / P.G. Maxwell-Stuart --
Standing within the prospect of belief : Macbeth, King James, and witchcraft / Roy Booth --
Witchcraft and possession at the accession of James I : the publication of Samuel Harsnett's Declaration of egregious popish impostures / Clive Holmes --
(Re)possession of dispossession : John Darrell and diabolical discourse / Tom Webster --
Applying the act of 1604 : witches in Essex, Northamptonshire and Lancashire / Marion Gibson --
The treatment of potential witches in north-east England, c. 1649-1680 / Jo Bath --
Witchcraft and stage spectacle : spectacular witches after 1604 / Chris Brooks --
Witchcraft, emotion and imagination in the English Civil War / Malcolm Gaskill --
The politics of Pandaemonium / Jonathan Barry --
Decriminalising the witch : the origin of and response to the 1736 Witchcraft Act / Owen Davies --
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).
Series Title: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 131.
Responsibility: edited by John Newton and Jo Bath.
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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.  Read more...

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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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