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Witchcraft In Old And New England George Lyman Kittredge

Witchcraft In Old And New England

George Lyman Kittredge

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ISBN : 9780766157750
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648 pages
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The accessible materials for a history of Elizabethan witchcraft are scattered and fragmentary. Much is lost. We cannot hope to understand the prosecutions of the last sixty years of the 17th century, whether in Old England or New, until we arrive atMoreThe accessible materials for a history of Elizabethan witchcraft are scattered and fragmentary. Much is lost. We cannot hope to understand the prosecutions of the last sixty years of the 17th century, whether in Old England or New, until we arrive at a substantially accurate comprehension of what was thought and done at the close of the great queens reign. Contents- typical case- English witchcraft before 1558- image magic and the like- love and hate- madness, curses and the elfshot- Venefica- charms ghoulish and profane- wind and weather- witch in the dairy- metamorphosis- mirrors and thieves- treasure trove- haunted houses and haunted men- the seer- cold water- company and the witches- Sabbath- King James I- witchcraft and the Puritans.