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Interrogating the Magic–Gender Connection

Kimberly B. Stratton

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter surveys the history of scholarship on women and magic in antiquity to the early modern witch-hunts in order to situate the contributions of this volume in a broad theoretical ... More


Witchcraft, Religion, and the State in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

Peter Elmer

in Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198717720
eISBN:
9780191787201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717720.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with a radically new analysis of one of the most important demonological texts in English literature: Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584). Scot is today lauded as the ... More


Potts, plots and politics: James I's Daemonologie and The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches

Stephen Pumfrey

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/9780719062032.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter re-examines the events of 1612, combining a close reading of Thomas Potts's 1613 book, “The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster,” with evidence from other areas ... More


Conclusion

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the disavowal of witchcraft belief in England during the 18th century. The analysis reveals that in both England and France, witchcraft theory ... More


Introduction

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of mobbing in workplaces, schools, and other organizations, and it situates mobbing within a historical context while distinguishing it from bullying. Unlike ... More


Afterlife

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the discourse on witchcraft in England after 1712. This was the year the last witch trial involving Jane Wenham was conducted. The association between high-flying and witchcraft ... More


Theorising the Witch Hunt: James VI's Demonology

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/9780859896801.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses King James' Demonology, covering when it was written; its sources; its form, nature, and purpose; its aims and genre; its dialogue form; its thought, taxonomy, and rhetoric; ... More


Introduction

Laura Kounine

in Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender, and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198799085
eISBN:
9780191839580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799085.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This Introduction sets out the intentions of this book: to use the rich witch-trial records from the early modern duchy of Württemberg in south-western Germany to explore the central themes of ... More


Introduction: The Infamous Child Sexual Abuse Cases of the 1980s

Ross E. Cheit

in The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931224
eISBN:
9780199355853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931224.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides an overview of a group of highly contested child sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s. These cases have come to be defined by the McMartin Preschool case, which ... More


Scrutinizing the Evidence of a National Witch-Hunt

Ross E. Cheit

in The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931224
eISBN:
9780199355853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931224.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that the claims of a national “witch-hunt” over child sexual abuse are much stronger than the evidence that has been offered in support of that claim. The most specific evidence ... More


The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Robert Poole

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial, which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hanged in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In it, 11 ... More


Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland

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/9780859896801.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

News from Scotland was the first publication in Scotland and England that reported exclusively on Scottish witchcraft. It was also the most propagandastic of all the texts generated by the North ... 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


A Dog's Legacy: After Marston Moor

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the anxieties and apprehensions which had been aroused as a result of the propaganda storm which had raged around the figures of Rupert and Boy continued to possess a ... More


Social Contexts and Cultural Formations

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/9780859896801.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores some features of late sixteenth-century Scottish history and society that contributed to the making of the 1590s witch hunt, and shaped its particular meaning. These include ... More


The Turning Point: State v. Michaels

Ross E. Cheit

in The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931224
eISBN:
9780199355853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931224.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Kelly Michaels case became a turning point in the public discourse about child sexual abuse in America. The case, which ended in a conviction by jury, appeared to be a textbook example in how to ... More


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

Lawrence Normand and Gareth Roberts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896801
eISBN:
9781781380871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides an introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of one of the best-known and most notorious episodes of Scottish history — the North ... More


The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Ross E. Cheit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931224
eISBN:
9780199355853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Child sexual abuse became part of the public discourse in 1984 with a series of high-profile criminal cases involving day-care centers. Epitomized by the McMartin Preschool case, this one and dozens ... More


History, Witchcraft, Texts

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/9780859896801.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the examinations, trials, and executions of witches in Edinburgh between late November 1590 and December 1591. The book is primarily ... More


Violence and Religion in the Christian Tradition

William Morrow

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay advocates the use of problem-based learning in teaching Christianity and violence because students will enter the course perceiving the nexus between these two categories as puzzling. ... More


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