Wives, Widows, Witches and Bitches: Women in Seventeenth-Century Devon / Edition 1

Wives, Widows, Witches and Bitches: Women in Seventeenth-Century Devon / Edition 1

by Janet A. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820414743

ISBN-13: 9780820414744

Pub. Date: 03/01/1994

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This book is a study of women and witchcraft in seventeenth-century Devon. It focuses on the social, political, economic, and religious factors in the county and various borough towns which led them to be likely to single out women for the crime of witchcraft. It also deals with female alehouse keepers, defamation suits brought by women against other women for

Overview

This book is a study of women and witchcraft in seventeenth-century Devon. It focuses on the social, political, economic, and religious factors in the county and various borough towns which led them to be likely to single out women for the crime of witchcraft. It also deals with female alehouse keepers, defamation suits brought by women against other women for sexual slander, wills, administrations, and the disposal of real and personal wealth by and to women in this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820414744
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 9: History, #106
Pages:
260

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