Witchcraft, witch-hunting, and politics in early modern England.

Witchcraft, witch-hunting, and politics in early modern England

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  • ISBN 10: 0198717725
  • ISBN 13: 9780198717720


Witchcraft, Witch-hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England offers a wide-ranging and original overview of the subject of witchcraft and its place in English society, covering the period from the beginning of witch trials in the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I through to the repeal of the Witchcraft Statute in 1736. In contrast to other approaches to the subject, which have tended to focus on the origins of witchcraft in gender and/orsocio-economic explanations, this volume situates belief in witchcraft and witch-hunting within the context of the political and religious debates of the period, shedding new light on the subject through a series oforiginal case studies based on extensive archival research.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: x, 369 pages ; 24 cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Date Published: 2016
  • Authors: Elmer, Peter (author.)