Early Modern Witches

Early Modern Witches

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by Marion Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415215803

ISBN-13: 9780415215800

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide.

Overview

This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide. Some of the texts appear in print for the first time in three centuries, whilst others are newly edited to give a clearer picture of sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215800
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction 1

The Examination and Confession of certaine Wytches(1566) 9

The Examination of John Walsh 27

A Rehersall straung and true (1579) 35

A Detection of damnable driftes (1579) 44

Richard Galis, A Breif Treatise (1579) 53

A true and jusr Recorde (1582) 76

The severall facets of Witch-craft (1585) 136

The Apprehension and confession of three notorious Witches (1589) 140

A Most Wicked worke (1592) 150

A World of Wonders (1595) 158Tje Most Cruell and bloody Murder 163

The Witches of Northamptonshire (1612) 171

Thomas Potts, The Wonderful Discoverie of Witches (1612) 188

Witches Apprehended (6113) 298

The Wonderful Discovey of the Witchcrafts of Margaet and Phillip Flower (1619) 308

Heny Goodcole, The Wonderful discoverie of Elizabeth Sawyer, a Witch 33

Bibliography and furhter reading

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I'm the author of this book, and I collected the accounts of witches which make up much of its text because they offer a fascinating insight into why people were thought to be witches, how they were prosecuted in England, and how Elizabethan and Jacobean 'journalists' wrote their stories of witchcraft. The book analyses these early tabloid accounts as well as presenting them to the reader unchanged from their original form so that you can make up your own mind about what happened, who is representing and misrepresenting what, and why they are doing it. These pamphlets offer us a chance to hear from the witches themselves, the magistrates who questioned them, their supposed victims and from people keen to theorise what witchcraft 'really' meant. I hope you enjoy it.