Witch-Hunt

The Assignment of Blame

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Author: Clifton Wilcox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469181134

Category: Business & Economics

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The Scottish Witch-Hunt in Context

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Author: Julian Goodare

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060243

Category: History

Page: 230

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Covering the whole period of the Scottish witch-hunt, from the mid-16th century to the early 18th, this book is a collection of essays on Scottish witchcraft and witch-hunting. It provides a comparative dimension of witch-hunting beyond Scotland.

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875605

Category: History

Page: 360

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Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people – most of them women – were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as well as political and legal factors. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate. The book: Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims there were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end. Explores the beliefs of both educated and illiterate people regarding witchcraft. Uses regional and local studies to give a more detailed analysis of the chronological and geographical distribution of witch-trials. Emphasises the legal context of witchcraft prosecutions. Illuminates the social, economic and political history of early modern Europe, and in particular the position of women within it. In this fully updated third edition of his exceptional study, Levack incorporates the vast amount of literature that has emerged since the last edition. He substantially extends his consideration of the decline of the witch-hunt and goes further in his exploration of witch-hunting after the trials, especially in contemporary Africa. New illustrations vividly depict beliefs about witchcraft in early modern Europe.

Witch-Hunt

Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials

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Author: Marc Aronson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416903151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Sifting through the facts, myths, and half-truths surrounding the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, a historian draws on primary sources to explore the events of that time.

Witch Hunt

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Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409110826

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A brilliant thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of THE COMPLAINTS. Interpol have tried and failed to find the terrorist, Witch. Now the combined forces of Scotland Yard and MI5 must try the impossible to prevent a major international incident. Dominic Elder carries her autograph wherever he goes. Witch is his passion, his obsession. And being retired is no bar to his willingness to restart the hunt. MI5 know that the man who wrote the Witch file is the key to catching their quarry. But the truth isn't easy to spot. And it is only when an MI5 novice and his French counterpart piece together the smallest of clues, that Witch suddenly looks vulnerable...

The European Witch-Hunt

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Author: Julian Goodare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317198301

Category: History

Page: 452

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The European Witch-Hunt seeks to explain why thousands of people, mostly lower-class women, were deliberately tortured and killed in the name of religion and morality during three centuries of intermittent witch-hunting throughout Europe and North America. Combining perspectives from history, sociology, psychology and other disciplines, this book provides a comprehensive account of witch-hunting in early modern Europe. Julian Goodare sets out an original interpretation of witch-hunting as an episode of ideologically-driven persecution by the ‘godly state’ in the era of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Full weight is also given to the context of village social relationships, and there is a detailed analysis of gender issues. Witch-hunting was a legal operation, and the courts’ rationale for interrogation under torture is explained. Panicking local elites, rather than central governments, were at the forefront of witch-hunting. Further chapters explore folk beliefs about legendary witches, and intellectuals’ beliefs about a secret conspiracy of witches in league with the Devil. Witch-hunting eventually declined when the ideological pressure to combat the Devil’s allies slackened. A final chapter sets witch-hunting in the context of other episodes of modern persecution. This book is the ideal resource for students exploring the history of witch-hunting. Its level of detail and use of social theory also make it important for scholars and researchers.

Beyond the Witch Trials

Witchcraft and Magic in Enlightenment Europe

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Author: Owen Davies,Willem De Blécourt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066603

Category: History

Page: 211

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Beyond the witch trials provides an important collection of essays on the nature of witchcraft and magic in European society during the Enlightenment. The book is innovative not only because it pushes forward the study of witchcraft into the eighteenth century, but because it provides the reader with a challenging variety of different approaches and sources of information. The essays, which cover England, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, examine the experience of and attitudes towards witchcraft from both above and below. While they demonstrate the continued widespread fear of witches amongst the masses, they also provide a corrective to the notion that intellectual society lost interest in the question of witchcraft. While witchcraft prosecutions were comparatively rare by the mid-eighteenth century, the intellectual debate did no disappear; it either became more private or refocused on such issues as possession. The contributors come from different academic disciplines, and by borrowing from literary theory, archaeology and folklore they move beyond the usual historical perspectives and sources. They emphasise the importance of studying such themes as the aftermath of witch trials, the continued role of cunning-folk in society, and the nature of the witchcraft discourse in different social contexts. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the decline of the European witch trials and the continued importance of witchcraft and magic during the Enlightenment. More generally it will appeal to those with a lively interest in the cultural history of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the first of a two-volume set of books looking at the phenomenon of witchcraft, magic and the occult in Europe since the seventeenth century.

Witch Hunt

The History of Persecution

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Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848585055

Category: History

Page: N.A

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When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for ordinary people - even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft, of course, was seen as devil-worship. Those accused - over 100,000 people, mainly women, between 1450 and 1750 - were subjected to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witch Hunt examines t...

Witch Hunt

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Author: Richmond West

Publisher: Richmond West

ISBN: 0557051568

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Page: 643

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Passionate and provocative, this novel faces the issue of our society's sexual McCarthyism head-on, especially as it manifests in abuses of "hostile environment" sexual "harassment" law. Lupe Diego, a lapsed Catholic philosophy professor with a feminine Spanish name, faces accusations after a relationship goes sour. Encountering gender prejudice along the way, plus faced with losing his career, Lupe finds a renewed faith. Even as he sees gay friends fall under a wave charges, when tyrannical sexual ideology rocks the campus...

Witch Hunts in Europe and America

An Encyclopedia

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Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321429

Category: History

Page: 359

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Covering witch hunts from Germany to New England, this concise encyclopedia is a fascinating reference on the hunt to find and persecute those who practiced witchcraft.

Witch Hunt

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Author: Ruth Warburton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444914499

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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London, 1880. Eighteen-year-old Witch Hunter Luke Lexton has failed his initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum - the secretive brotherhood devoted to hunting witches. Instead of killing the witch he picked from the Book of Witches, he has committed the worst possible crime: he has fallen for her. Sixteen-year-old witch girl Rosa Greenwood has failed to secure her struggling family's future by marrying the handsome, cruel, rich and powerful Sebastian Knyvet. Instead she has set fire to his factory and has brought disgrace on her family. Now together they are on the run - from Rosa's ex-fiancé and from Luke's former brothers in the Malleus. As they flee across England, and with the danger of their past catching up to them ... can they overcome their differences? Can a witch hunter ever find love with a witch girl? 'Gorgeously romantic.' Amanda Craig, The Times

Witch Hunt!

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Author: Kelly Roberts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0972704663

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Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England

A Documentary History 1638–1693, Second Edition

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Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822336136

Category: History

Page: 378

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Illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England.

The Witch-Hunt; Or, The Triumph of Morality

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Author: F. G. Bailey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501720805

Category: History

Page: 232

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In the village of Bisipara in eastern India, an anthropologist is witness to a drama when a young girl takes a fever and quickly dies. The villagers find Susilla's death suspicious and fear that she was possessed. Holding an investigation to find someone to blame, they carry out a hurried inquiry because the stage must be cleared for the annual celebration of the birthday of the god Sri Ramchandro. However, they eventually agree on the identity of a culprit an extract from him a large fine. F.G. Bailey, who was doing fieldwork in Bisipara in the 1950's, tells what it was like to be living there during this witch-hunt. As his narrative unfolds, we sense the very texture of the villagers lives—their caste relationships, occupations, kinship networks, and religious practices. We become familiar with the sites, sounds, and smells of Bisipara and with many of the village men and women and we learn their ideas of health and disease, their practice of medicine and burial customs, their ways of resolving discord. The author's commentary opens the curtain on a larger and more complicated scene. It portrays a community in the process of change: from one aspect, the offender is seen as a heroic individual who has broken from the chains of the past, a dissenter standing up for his rights against an entrenched and conservative establishment. From the opposite point of view he is a troublemaker who rejects the moral order on which society and the good life depend, a man who has trespassed outside his proper domain. From Bailey's neutral perspective, the offenders conduct threaten those in power; their determined and successful effort to punish him was an attempt to protect their own privileged position. In doing so, of course, they could say that they were defending the moral order of their community. Bailey moves easily between field notes and memory as he takes a new look at his first impressions and reflects on what he has learned. His elegant book is a powerful reassessment of anthropology's most enduring themes and debates which will imprint on the reader's mind a vivid image of a place and its people.

Witch-hunts, Purity, and Social Boundaries

The Expulsion of the Foreign Women in Ezra 9-10

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Author: David Janzen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781841272924

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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The anthropological approach to the expulsion of the foreign women from the post-exilic community argues that it was the result of a witch-hunt. Its comparative approach notes that the community responded to its weak social boundaries in the same fashion as societies with similar social weaknesses. This book argues that the post-exilic community's decision to expel the foreign women in its midst was the direct result of the community's inability to enforce a common morality among its members. This anthropological approach to the expulsion shows how other societies with weak social moralities tend to react with witch-hunts, and it suggests that the expulsion in Ezra 9-10 was precisely such an activity. It concludes with an examination of the political and economic forces that could have eroded the social morality of the community.

Writing Witch-Hunt Histories

Challenging the Paradigm

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Author: Marko Nenonen,Raisa Maria Toivo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004257918

Category: History

Page: 234

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The book gives an analytical review of the history of witch-hunt historiography. The history of the witch-hunt research gives understanding of cultural and academic trends which direct any research even when scholars are not cognisent of their underlying premises.

Witch Hunt

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Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007478488

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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A chilling, haunting ghost story that delves into the dark past of the 16th century Essex witch trials.

Witch-Hunt

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Author: Linda Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462896502

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Who was Alice? And why had she cursed the Fletchers to the effect that no first-born has inherited Springfield for over three hundred years? Dorcas Meadows has personal reasons for solving the mystery not least because she is in love with the heir. She has a strange affinity to the house. She knows things she cannot explain. But Springfield will not yield up its secrets easily. Family connections and old enmities, coincidences and parallels lure and confound the searchers. Can they find an answer before Miles Fletcher meets an un-timely end?

Witch Hunt

An Urban Fantasy Mystery

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Author: SM Reine

Publisher: SM Reine

ISBN: 1494879190

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A brutal murder. There are scratches on Cèsar Hawke’s arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub. Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun — he was too drunk to remember it — but he knows for a fact that he didn’t kill her. He’s an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He doesn’t hurt people. He saves them. The cops disagree. Now Cèsar is running. The search for a shaman. Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead…for the right price. She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts. But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA’s most wanted list. One risky solution. Tracking down Isobel is the last case assigned to Cèsar before he bolts. If he finds her, he can prove that he didn’t kill that waitress. He can clear his name, get his job back, and bring justice to the victim. She’s just one witch. Cèsar has bagged a dozen witches before. How hard can one more be? keywords: urban fantasy, supernatural thriller, supernatural mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, werewolf, shapeshifter, angels, demons, science fiction, free urban fantasy novel, free books, free paranormal, exorcist, urban fantasy series

Witch Hunt

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Author: Tabitha Morrow

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626811113

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

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A brave young woman uncovers a dangerous secret in this spellbinding tale of magic, mystery, and the thin line between truth and fantasy. For sixteen-year-old Ruth, life in New Salem is simple. Obey her parents, go to school, stay inside the walls, and never question the will of the Council. The Council governs New Salem and keeps its people safe, burning mysterious effigies to remind the villagers of the physical and spiritual dangers that seek to infiltrate New Salem’s walls. When Ruth takes to exploring the woods at night, she makes a terrifying and exhilarating discovery: she and her friends Sarah and Elizabeth are witches. But it’s dangerous to be different in New Salem, and it isn’t long before rumors of witchcraft spread from the Council to the townspeople. And when Elizabeth is imprisoned, it is up to Ruth and Sarah to fulfill their destiny. A coven of witches harbors great strength—but will it be enough to save the people of New Salem? With a cast of unforgettable characters and plenty of twists, turns, and stunning revelations, Witch Hunt is a mesmerizing thrill ride from first page to last.