First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Chapter 5 Witchcraft Beliefs and Criminal Procedure in Early Modern England, C. R. Unsworth; Chapter 2 Possession, Witchcraft, and the Law in Jacobean England, Brian P. Levack; Chapter 3 Chapter Five Women, witchcraft and the legal process, Jim Sharpe; Chapter 4 THE LANCASHIRE WITCH TRIALS OF 1612 AND 1634 AND THE ECONOMICS OF WITCHCRAFT, J. T. Swain; Chapter 5 WITCHCRAFT, POLITICS AND “GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD” IN EARLY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY RYE, Annabel Gregory; Chapter 6 Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community, Anne Reiber DeWindt; Chapter 7 10. Witchcraft in early modern Kent: stereotypes and the background to accusations, Malcolm Gaskill; Chapter 8 Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Yorkshire: Accusations and Counter Measures; Chapter 9 5. Shakespeare and the English Witch-Hunts: Enclosing the Maternal Body, DEBORAH WILLIS; Chapter 10 Ghost and Witch in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Gillian Bennett; Chapter 11 Desire and Its Deformities: Fantasies of Witchcraft in the English Civil War, Diane Purkiss; Chapter 12 Chapter Six Witchcraft and power in early modern England: the case of Margaret Moore, Malcolm Gaskill; Chapter 13 9. The devil in East Anglia: the Matthew Hopkins trials reconsidered, Jim Sharpe; Chapter 14 12. Witchcraft repealed, Ian Bostridge; Chapter 15 12 The fear of the King is death: James VI and the witches of East Lothian, P. G. Maxwell-Stuart; Chapter 16 THE BARGARRAN WITCHCRAFT TRIAL — A PSYCHIATRIC REASSESSMENT, S. W. McDonald, A. Thom, A. Thom; Chapter 17 IRISH IMMUNITY TO WITCH-HUNTING, 1534–1711, Elwyn C. Lapoint; Chapter 18 “LIKE IMAGES MADE BLACK WITH THE LIGHTNING”: DISCOURSE AND THE BODY IN COLONIAL WITCHCRAFT, Michael Clark; Chapter 19 Tituba's Story, Bernard Rosenthal; Chapter 20 SPECTRAL EVIDENCE, NON-SPECTRAL ACTS OF WITCHCRAFT, AND CONFESSION AT SALEM IN 1692, Wendel D. Craker; Chapter 21 New England Witch-Hunting and the Politics of Reason in the Early Republic, Philip Gould; Chapter 22 Eros, the Devil, and the Gunning Woman: Sexuality and the Supernatural in European Antecedents and in the Seventeenth-Century Salem Witchcraft Gases, Louis J. Kern; Acknowledgments;
Brian P. Levack is John Green Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A former Guggenheim Fellow, his other writings on witchcraft include Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology (1992), The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (1995), and Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1999). Dr. Levack is also a specialist in the history of early modern England and Scotland, and has written several books on the subject.