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Witchcraft in early modern Scotland : James VI's Demonology and the North Berwick witches

Author: Lawrence Normand; Gareth Roberts
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
Series: Exeter studies in history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a valuable introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of one of the best known and most notorious episodes of Scottish history, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Normand; Gareth Roberts
ISBN: 085989388X 9780859893886
OCLC Number: 470002989
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 431-449. Index.
Description: XIII-454 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: ContentsThe court and politicssocial contexts and cultural formationsthe KirkScottish witchcraft before the North Berwich witch huntthe legal processaftermath.Witch hunting - examinations, confessions and depositions.Records of the witchcraft trials (Dittays)text of the witchcraft trials (Dittays).Witchhunt propaganda - "News from Scotland" text of"News from Scotland"Theorizing the witch hunt - James VI's "Demonology"text of "Demonology".Appendix: Privy Council Orders relating to the legal processes of witch trials.
Series Title: Exeter studies in history
Responsibility: ed. by Lawrence Normand & Gareth Roberts.
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