Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland
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Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland

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ISBN-13:
9780859893886
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2000
Seiten:
468
Autor:
Lawrence Normand
Gewicht:
984 g
Format:
252x177x28 mm
Serie:
University of Exeter Press - E
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Provides an introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of the notorious episodes of Scottish history, the North Berwick witch hunt, in which King James was involved as alleged victim, interrogator, judge and demonologist.
The court and politics; social contexts and cultural formations; the Kirk; Scottish witchcraft before the North Berwich witch hunt; the legal process; aftermath. Witch hunting - examinations, confessions and depositions. Records of the witchcraft trials (Dittays); text of the witchcraft trials (Dittays). Witchunt propaganda - "News from Scotland"; text of "News from Scotland". Theorizing the witch hunt - James VI's "Demonology"; text of "Demonology". Appendix: Privy Council Orders relating to the legal processes of witch trials.
Provides an introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of the notorious episodes of Scottish history, the North Berwick witch hunt, in which King James was involved as alleged victim, interrogator, judge and demonologist.