9780415171083

A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415171083

  • ISBN10:

    0415171083

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

'An excellent microhistory ... sensational, the characters are strongly marked and include leading personalities in law, religion and medicine - a good story, well told from extensive and minute primary research' - Ronald Hutton

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
viii(1)
Preface ix(8)
Acknowledgements xvii
PART I The case 3(106)
1 Witchcrafts here resemble witchcrafts there
3(18)
2 The toad in the blanket
21(34)
3 The swouning sisters
55(23)
4 Lice of extraordinary bigness
78(31)
PART II What might it mean? 109(86)
5 Wrinkled face, furrowed brow, and gobber tooth
109(26)
6 A man of bilious complexion and a pedant with power
135(21)
7 Of fear and drear
156(16)
8 An age of so much knowledge and confidence
172(23)
PART III Post mortem 195(17)
9 A matter of adipocere
195(17)
Appendix: A Tryal of Witches 212(17)
Notes 229(48)
Index 277

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