A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft)

1st Edition

By Montague Summers


296 pages

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This is a comprehensive guide to the practices of witchcraft from their inception to the present day. Summers argues that all witchcraft is essentially the same, regardless of geographical location. He examines the practices of the cult in great detail, and its historical progression, within the context of the 1736 Repeal Act of George II.

Table of Contents

1. On the Practice and Profession of Witchcraft; Of the contract; And of the Familiar 2. Of the Practice of Witchcraft; Of the Malice and Mischief of Witches; Of the Devil’s Mark; And of the Grimoire 3. Of the Witch Covens and their Grand Masters; Of their Journey to the Sabbat; And of the Sabbat Orgy 4. Of the Black Mass; And of the Loves of Incubi and Succubi 5. Part 1 – Of English Witchcraft from the Beginning until the Repeal of the Law, 1736 5. Part 2 – Of English Witchcraft from the Passing of the Statute of 1736 until the Present Day

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft re-issues eight volumes originally published between 1929 and 1977 and sheds fascinating light on the history, anthropological, religious and mythological contexts of witchcraft in the UK and Europe, including several volumes which focus specifically on the witch-hunts and trials of Early Modern Europe.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Social History