This is the first academic overview of witchcraft and popular magic in Ireland and spans the medieval to the modern period. Based on a wide range of un-used and under-used primary source material, and taking account of denominational difference between Catholic and Protestant, it provides a detailed account of witchcraft trials and accusation.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Andrew Sneddon is Lecturer in History at Ulster University, UK. He is the author of two previous books and numerous articles on British and Irish history, including witchcraft and magic. He has held research fellowships and awards from Queen's University, Belfast and the Wellcome Trust.
Table of ContentsContents
1. Witchcraft Belief in Early Modern Ireland
2. Witchcraft Legislation and Legal Administration in Early Modern Ireland
3. Cunning-folk in Early Modern Ireland
4. Witchcraft Accusations in Early Modern Ireland
5. Witchcraft Trials and Demonic Possession in Early Modern Ireland
6. Witchcraft in Modern Ireland: after the Trials
7. Cunning-folk in Modern Ireland