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The Witches of Lorraine

Robin Briggs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198225829
eISBN:
9780191708947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book analyses the beliefs, social tensions, and behaviour patterns underlying popular attitudes to witchcraft. Based on perhaps the richest surviving archive of witchcraft trials to be found in ... More


Healing Black Magic: The unwitchers of late Victorian Britain

Thomas Waters

in Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300221404
eISBN:
9780300249453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221404.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explains that, throughout the Victorian era, thousands of magicians made money from the dark arts. The urban fortune-tellers, itinerant Roma women, and powerful characters known as ... More


‘It Is Better to Believe in the Devil’: Conceptions of Satanists and Sympathies for the Devil in Early Modern Sweden

Mikael Häll

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter demonstrates how, unlike in the English language, “Satanist” was in use as a term for Devil-worshippers in Swedish theological discourse as early as 1617. Further, using court records ... More


Counterfeit beggars, bogus cunning folk and bigamists

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines counterfeit beggars, bigamists and bogus cunning folk in early modern England. It argues that descriptions of false beggars and vagabonds from the late Middle Ages indicate a ... More


Commerce and Medicine in Amsterdam

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how the associations between the knowledge of useful matters of fact and commercial interests were very clear in the medical marketplace. Even patients with limited resources had ... More


Cunning-Folk Traditions and Mormon Authority

Jonathan A. Stapley

in The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190844431
eISBN:
9780190844462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844431.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Cunning-folk found what was lost, healed the sick, foretold the future, influenced love, and, perhaps most importantly, battled witches in a time when churches had lost interest in them. When Joseph ... More


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