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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


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


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


It Might Have Happened to You!

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In 1943, with finance from the Duke of Bedford, G. A. Aldred, a Glasgow anarchist, published a pamphlet attacking Regulation 18B; it records the experience of detainees, and was mainly compiled by ... More


Life (and Death) on the Blacklist

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In December 1950, just weeks before the House Committee on Un-American Activities's (HUAC) return to Hollywood, there opened a film that was one of the Left's most remarkable and prescient criticisms ... More


Conclusion

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1972, there appeared a film which failed lamentably at the box office in the United States precisely because it sums up so cogently the climate of the early 1970s and so brilliantly links that ... 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


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


Godly Homelands: Trust in Religion

Geoffrey Hosking

in Trust: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712381
eISBN:
9780191780738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712381.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, World Modern History

Religion as a symbolic system supplies a firm foundation for social trust. It offers a secure knowledge of the cosmos, a way of salvation, emotional support in time of crisis, and it shapes personal ... More


Neoliberalism as Misfortune

Jason Hickel

in Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the aversion that many migrants have to the ANC’s liberal policies, particularly those related to kinship, marriage, sexuality, abortion, housing, and individual rights. They ... More


Memory and Nation: The Revolution and the Early Republic

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the Salem witch trials were embedded in the creation of a distinctly American national mythology in the wake of the Revolution, and explores the role of both print and ... More


Epilogue: The Crucible of Memory

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the post-nineteenth-century life of Salem as a metaphor that is most familiar to modern Americans, and suggests that one can always find some appeal to Salem's example to ... More


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

Peter Elmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198717720
eISBN:
9780191787201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717720.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This study constitutes a wide-ranging and original overview of the place of witchcraft and witch-hunting in the broader culture of early modern England. Based on a mass of new evidence extracted from ... More


Despair and Demonism

Mark Knights

in The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577958
eISBN:
9780191804472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577958.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on changing ideas about the supernatural and the devil. It explores a declining attribution of suicide to the devil and investigates the last woman to be convicted in England of ... More


Introduction

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/9780198717720.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

While scholars have long accepted an ideological dimension to demonology and witch-hunting, few studies have examined in any detail how the political and religious concerns of the early modern period ... 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


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