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Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland free pdf Witchcraft has almost always had an important place in people's belief systems, helping them to organise and understand their ideas about community and neighbourliness, good and evil, harm and healing, and indeed God and the Devil. These ideas took different shape and form over time and place. In early modern Europe these beliefs became matters of life or death. What were the beliefs behind the witchcraft prosecutions of early modern Scotland? What was their wider import in Scottish society and culture? The book is a collection of essays on Scottish witchcraft belief. It ranges widely across areas of popular belief, culture and ritual practice, as well as dealing with intellectual life and incorporating regional and comparative elements. The editors were members of the team responsible for the recently-completed Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, and the book incorporates a number of pioneering findings from this rich online resource.

About Julian Goodare

JULIAN GOODARE is a Reader in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. Among his books are The Government of Scotland, 1560-1625 (2004) and (edited) The Scottish Witch-Hunt in Context (2002). He was Director of the online Survey of Scottish Witchcraft. LAUREN MARTIN received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and History with a thesis and several publications on Scottish witchcraft, gender, and early modern social organisation and culture. Currently she is the Director of Research for a small, urban, social justice and change organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota where, am

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Author : Julian Goodare
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 December 2007
ISBN : 0230507883
EAN : 9780230507883
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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