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Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Ian Bostridge

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book is about the significance of witchcraft in English public life (c.1650–c.1750), and deals with contemporary opinion regarding its theological, philosophical, and legal dimensions. The book ... More


Between Shrine and Courtroom: Legal Pluralism, Witchcraft, and Spirit Agency in Southeastern Africa

Arne S. Steinforth

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates local conceptualizations of spirit agency and spirit possession in the context of diverging strategies to legally address the alleged crime of witchcraft. Focussing on the ... More


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