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Title:
Reading witchcraft : stories of early English witches
Author:
Gibson, Marion, 1970-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
vii, 242 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415206457

9780415206464
Format :
Book

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Central Library BF1581 .G535 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

In this original study of witchcraft, Gibson explores the stories told by and about witches and their 'victims' through trial records, early news books, pamphlets and fascinating personal accounts. The author discusses the issues surrounding the interpretation of original historical sources and demonstrates that their representations of witchcraft are far from straight forward or reliable. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book sheds new light on early modern people's responses to witches and on the sometimes bizarre flexibility of the human imagination.


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