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.

  • Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Witch in Early Modern Europe

    By Geoffrey Robert Quaife

    Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs (RLE Witchcraft)

    By R. T. Davies

    Originally published in 1947, it is the essential purpose of this book to investigate attitudes of leading Elizabethan and Stuart statesmen, ask whether witchcraft was of any importance in seventeenth-century English history, or even influenced the Great Rebellion. The reader is placed in…

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  • Witches (RLE Witchcraft)

    Investigating An Ancient Religion

    By T C Lethbridge

    Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed…

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  • Witch Hunting and Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of the 1373 Assizes Held from the Home Court 1559-1736 AD

    By C L'Estrange Ewen

    Originally published in 1929, the author presents a formidable collection of facts, brought together in a scholarly manner. This is an examination of the general history of witchcraft, its changing laws and legal procedures, as well as methods of interrogation and punishment. This book must be…

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  • A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft)

    By Montague Summers

    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…

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  • European Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500

    By Richard Kieckhefer

    In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed…

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  • The Night Battles (RLE Witchcraft)

    Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

    By Carlo Ginzburg

    Based on research in the Inquisitorial archives, the book recounts the story of a peasant fertility cult centred on the benandanti. These men and women regarded themselves as professional anti-witches, who (in dream-like states) apparently fought ritual battles against witches and wizards, to…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

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    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…

    Hardback – 2011-06-23
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    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • The Damned Art (RLE Witchcraft)

    Essays in the Literature of Witchcraft

    Edited by Sydney Anglo

    This book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records. The works discussed deal with the contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify, or to refute persecution. Eight contributors of differing interests,a nd with different approaches to their subject,…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft