Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters (BOK)
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Bringing together twelve studies, this book provides an overview of the key issues of on-going interest in the study of Scottish witchcraft. The authors tackle various aspects of the question of witches; considering how people came to be considered 'witches', with new insights into the centrality of neighbourhood quarrels and misfortune; and delving into folk belief and various acts of witchcraft. It also examines the practice of witch-hunting, the 'urban geography' of witch-hunting, Scotland's international witch-hunting connections and brings fresh insights to the much-studied North Berwick witchcraft panic. Reconstructions of the brutal and ceremonial punishments inflicted on 'witches' offers a gruesome but compelling reminder of the importance of the subject.
|Vekt||454 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Julian Goodare||Emner og form||British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Occult studies|