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A Winding Road to the Stake

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The road from suspicion to execution was neither short nor straight. A woman could be suspected for years without ever being accused, and once accused, she might not be convicted. This chapter traces ... More


Reporting Heresy

Ian Forrest

in The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286928
eISBN:
9780191713217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286928.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes the reporting and detection of heresy in general terms across England. The canonical principles of suspicion, accusation, denunciation, and inquisition are described and the ... More


Other Relevant Matters Concerning the Resolution of Land, Debt, and Marriage Disputes

Linxia Liang

in Delivering Justice in Qing China: Civil Trials in the Magistrate's Court

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263990
eISBN:
9780191734373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263990.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses some other relevant matters that concern all three areas of cases. It notes that the frequency of allegations of physical injury or false accusation rests upon the fact that ... More


Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Alison Rowlands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Given the widespread belief in witchcraft and the existence of laws against such practices, why did witch-trials fail to gain momentum and escalate into ‘witch-crazes’ in certain parts of early ... More


Introduction

Alison Rowlands

in Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the trials involving allegations and confessions of maleficent or demonic witchcraft that took place in the German city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber between c.1561 and c.1652. ... More


“Some Dark Mysterious Business”

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the final and third visit of Aaron Burr to Natchez District. He was considered to be the most illustrious visitor to the territory. He had also been linked to an assortment of ... More


Witchcraft, economy and society in the forest of Pendle

John Swain

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores economic and social history in the context of witchcraft in the Pendle area using the ‘village tensions’ approach, the most influential modern explanation of witchcraft. This ... More


The Politics of Personal Character

Marilyn Morris

in Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300208450
eISBN:
9780300210477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208450.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how politicians of the eighteenth century disclosed information about their opponents. They hired writers to scrutinize the other person's personal fortunes, marital life, ... More


From Idolatry to Maleficio: Reform, Factionalism, And Institutional Conflicts in the Eighteenth Century

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines a major development in the fourth and final extirpatory cycle in Central Mexico which extended from the 1720s into the early nineteenth century. These include the increase in ... More


The Legal Process

Lawrence Normand and Gareth Roberts

in Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland: James' VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896801
eISBN:
9781781380871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the legal institutions and the processes of accusation, examination, trial, and punishment faced by someone charged with witchcraft. It attempts to trace a path through the ... More


The Papal Promise of Protection

Rebecca Rist

in Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717980
eISBN:
9780191787430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the papal angle—the stance taken by medieval popes towards the Jewish communities of western Europe. This chapter shows how the papacy sought to protect but also control the ... More


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