The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Forsideomslag
Robert Poole
Manchester University Press, 2002 - 226 sider
This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial; which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In this volume, 11 experts from a variety of fields offer new surveys of these events and their meanings for contemporaries, for later generations, and for the present day. Essays look at the politics and ideology of witch-hunting, the conduct of the trial, the social and economic contexts, the religious background, and the local and family details of the episode. This is the most comprehensive study of any English witch trial.
 

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Indhold

THE TRIALS OF 1612
19
reconstructing justice
42
family dynamics in the Pendle
58
The Reformation in the parish of Whalley
88
the lost Lancashire witches
105
Richard Wilson
126
Sexual and spiritual politics in the events of 163334
146
The Lancashire novelist and the Lancashire witches
166
contemporary witchcraft
188
Bibliography
204
Index
219
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Om forfatteren (2002)

Robert Poole is Reader in History, St. Martin's College, Lancaster.

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