History

Witchcraze

A New History of the European Witch Hunts

Author: Anne Llewellyn Barstow

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

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Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times
History

Witch Craze

Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany

Author: Lyndal Roper

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119831

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 8583

From the gruesome ogress in Hansel and Gretel to the hags at the sabbath in Faust, the witch has been a powerful figure of the Western imagination. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries thousands of women confessed to being witches--of making pacts with the Devil, causing babies to sicken, and killing animals and crops--and were put to death. This book is a gripping account of the pursuit, interrogation, torture, and burning of witches during this period and beyond. Drawing on hundreds of original trial transcripts and other rare sources in four areas of Southern Germany, where most of the witches were executed, Lyndal Roper paints a vivid picture of their lives, families, and tribulations. She also explores the psychology of witch-hunting, explaining why it was mostly older women that were the victims of witch crazes, why they confessed to crimes, and how the depiction of witches in art and literature has influenced the characterization of elderly women in our own culture.
Study Aids

My Revision Notes: OCR A-level History: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Nicholas Fellows,Katharine Fellows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510416323

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

View: 9126

Target success in OCR A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline
Study Aids

Access to History: The Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Alan Farmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471838390

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 8227

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - Edexcel: The Witchcraze in Britain, Europe and North America c1580-c1750 - OCR: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries
History

The Lancashire Witch Craze

Jennet Preston and the Lancashire Witches, 1612

Author: Jonathan Lumby

Publisher: Carnegie Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 1123

Was there really a satanic coven on Pendle side? Or was Jennet framed by Lister s son? This very popular book separates the myth from the legend on the Lancashire witches ."
History

The politics of demonology

the European witchcraze and the mass production of deviance

Author: Jon Oplinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 3368

An examination of those periods in history when the resources of the state were used to generate mass persecutions. The impact of different types of legal systems on the production of witches is examined as well as the political circumstances, strikingly consistent, that set the stage for the witch panics that fueled the witchcraze. Successive chapters discuss the Red Scare, World War I, the McCarthy era, etc. as a single class of events causing the mass production of deviance.

Access to History: the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Alan Farmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471838385

Category:

Page: 160

View: 5554

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - Edexcel: The Witchcraze in Britain, Europe and North America c1580-c1750 - OCR: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Occultism

The European Witch-craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Hugh R. Trevor-Roper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140137187

Category: Occultism

Page: 143

View: 2843

In this study, Professor Trevor-Roper reveals the social and intellectual background to the witch-craze of the 16th and 17th centuries. Orthodoxy and heresy had become deeply entrenched notions in religion and ethics as an evangelical church exaggerated the heretical theology and loose morality of its opponents. Gradually, non-conformists as well as whole societies began to be seen in terms of stereotypes and witches became the scapegoats for all the ills of society.
Religion

Anthropology and Religion

What We Know, Think, and Question

Author: Robert L. Winzeler

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110465

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 8367

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.