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Witchcraft in Early Modern England By J.A. Sharpe Witchcraft in Early Modern England Since the early s there has been a tremendous upsurge in both popular interest and original writing on history of witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern period This activity has shown ju
  • Title: Witchcraft in Early Modern England
  • Author: J.A. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780582328754
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witchcraft in Early Modern England By J.A. Sharpe Since the early 1990s there has been a tremendous upsurge in both popular interest and original writing on history of witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern period This activity has shown just how complex the subject is.
    Witchcraft in Early Modern England By J.A. Sharpe Witches Real Origins, Hunts Trials HISTORY Feb , Early witches were people who practiced witchcraft, using magic spells and calling upon spirits for help or to bring about change Most witches were thought to be pagans doing the Devil s work Many, however, were simply natural healers or so called Early Modern Period History of Witchcraft Witchcraft Although the Inquisition began in the late Medieval Period, it was during the Early Modern period that the witch hunt in Europe began in earnest, beginning with the early witch trails in the th Century In England, for example, the first Act of Parliament directed specifically against witchcraft was the act De hretico comburendo , passed at the instigation of Archbishop Thomas Arundel in . Witchcraft in Early North America American Controversies Jul , Witchcraft in Early North America combines an innovative approach to exploring the enmeshed histories of European, African, and Native American people in the early modern world with an important analysis of the deep and wide histories of witchcraft Witchcraft Britannica First, the witch hunts did not occur in the Middle Ages but in what historians call the early modern period the late th to the early th century , the era of the Renaissance, the Witchcraft in early modern Britain A Brief History of Witches in America Mental Floss Oct , Dianic Wicca, or Dianic Witchcraft, founded by Zsuzsanna Budapest and started on the Winter Solstice of , is unlike other Wiccan traditions in that it Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe edited by Jonathan Barry Witchcraft was always a contested idea, never fully established in early modern culture but much harder to dislodge than has usually been assumed The essays are European in scope, with examples from Germany, France, and the Spanish expansion into the New World, as well as a European witchcraft Witch trials in the early modern period Witch trials in the early modern period
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    1. The author gives us here a very exhaustive view of witchcraft in that little country we know as England Not Great Britain, just jolly old England So you will not see anything here concerning Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales Although Wales never seems to come up in books dealing with the history of witchcraft.So Sharpe gives us a very focused book Although continental witchcraft does come up at times for the sake of comparison, this work paints a picture of the peculiarities concerning English [...]


    2. This is a short but informative book by James A Sharpe, a great historian on the subject James Sharpe examines why witch hunts occured in early modern England, and looks at contemporary views of witchcraft James Sharpe provides an overview of the current arguments and schools of thought regarding the period He also addresses the gender dimensions of the witch persecutions since the majority of people accused of witchcraft in England were women I highly recommend this book to anyone who is intere [...]


    3. I gave Instruments of Darkness 3 stars for the copious amounts of information that it contains and not necessary for the quality of writing It is completely packed with examples of witchcraft which means that it can get rather boring Honestly, this book is best when skimmed for the main ideas But, despite my misgivings as to Sharpe s writing abilities at least when it comes to readability , the analysis of witchcraft in this book is very compelling Sharpe does a good job of giving a new perspect [...]


    4. James Sharpe is a well known historian on the topic of witchcraft in early modern England The witchcraft trials in England were different from their contiental counterparts and that becomes apparent in this book Sharpe comes to some great conclusions Mr Sharpe analyzed how tensions between church, state, and society were able to produce such widespread fear that led to the witchcraft accusations and trials I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it I highly recommend this to anyone who [...]


    5. An introduction to both witchcraft in early modern England and what scholars have argued about it It also includes excerpts from 27 documents from the period, which is a great help to drawing my own conclusions about the period.


    6. Great erudite and accessible Lifts the metaphorical lid from some of the ridiculous myths that have grown up around accusations and trials, especially that of the swimming torture Academic and well researched Anyone who s remotely interested should read this.


    7. Walks the line between survey and argument well A bit too critical of Thomas and Macfarlane, but still an excellent and important addition to the historiography of witchcraft.



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