An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch-Hunt

An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch-Hunt

by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0752433296

ISBN-13: 9780752433295

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited

Scotland, as with the rest of Europe, was troubled from time to time by outbreaks of witchcraft which the authorities sought to contain and then to suppress, and the outbreak of 1658-1662 is generally agreed to represent the high water mark of Scottish persecution. These were peculiar years for Scotland. For 9 years Scotland was effectively an English province

Overview

Scotland, as with the rest of Europe, was troubled from time to time by outbreaks of witchcraft which the authorities sought to contain and then to suppress, and the outbreak of 1658-1662 is generally agreed to represent the high water mark of Scottish persecution. These were peculiar years for Scotland. For 9 years Scotland was effectively an English province with largely English officials in charge, but in 1660 this suddenly changed. The tension between imported official English attitudes to witchcraft and the revived fervor of Calvinist religion combined to produce a peculiar atmosphere in which the activities of witches drew hostile attention to an unprecedented degree.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752433295
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Revealing History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.78(d)

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