Instruments of Darkness Witchcraft in Early Modern England

ISBN-10: 0812216334

ISBN-13: 9780812216332

Edition: 1997

Authors: James Sharpe
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Conventions
Introduction
Witchcraft In Elizabethan And Early Stuart England
Witchcraft and Elite Mentalities
Witchcraft in Popular Culture
The Theological and Legal Bases for Witch-hunting
Five Themes
Patterns of Prosecution and Punishment
England's Mass Witch-hunt: East Anglia, 1645-7
Accusations, Counter-measures and the Local Community
Women and Witchcraft
Possession
The Problem Of Decline
The Growth of Judicial Skepticism
A Changing Religious Context
Science and the Decline of Witchcraft
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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