The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England / Edition 1

The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England / Edition 1

by Richard Godbeer
     
 

A detailed look at the folk magic used by settlers in early New England.See more details below

Overview

A detailed look at the folk magic used by settlers in early New England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466707
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1. 'Magical experiments': divining, healing and destroying in seventeenth-century New England; 2. 'The serpent that lies in the grass unseen': clerical and lay opposition to magic; 3. 'Entertaining Satan': sin, suffering, and countermagic; 4. 'Sinful curiosity': astrological discourse in early New England; 5. 'Insufficient grounds for conviction': witchcraft, the courts, and countermagic; 6. 'Rape of a whole colony': the 1692 witch-hunt; Epilogue; Appendices.

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